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The Excellence in Community Services Award 2024

WCHN Awards 2024 feature

This award recognises services that enable women, babies, children, young people and their families to receive care in their own communities, closer to home.

The individual or group will demonstrate effective collaboration and an innovative approach to providing care in the community.

Angela Reid (CaFHS)

ForWhen is an innovative navigation phone helpline for perinatal and infant mental health and provides sensitive and responsive care for families when they are unsure where to turn to for mental health concerns in the perinatal and postnatal period. Angela Reid leads the SA service and has helped develop its collaboration with CaFHS.

APY Lands Teams (CAMHS and CaFHS)

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and Child and Family Health Service have re-established quality integrated clinical and cultural care in the APY Lands, provided and led by Aboriginal staff. Developed in collaboration with Elders and community members, the teams provide culturally informed clinical care and wellbeing programs for young people in the region.

Metropolitan Youth Health (MYH)

This trauma-responsive youth health service offers free and confidential therapeutic clinical health services to vulnerable young people (12–25yrs). Metropolitan Youth Health offer various services, including health case management, antenatal and postnatal care, sexual health services, and educational programs, operating across community and youth detention spaces.