While the struggle with mental health issues can often be lonely, the path to improving mental health services and removing the stigma should be a team effort. 

The 2020 Momentum Mental Health Awards at the JW Marriott is a celebration of Edmonton’s mental health community. For the third year in a row, we are thrilled to be recognizing individuals and organizations who have championed mental health initiatives within the city!

When: Thursday, May 7 from 11 AM-1 PM

Where: JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District

 

Why Nominate?

Momentum Walk-in Counselling’s 3rd annual Momentum Mental Health Awards provide a unique opportunity to commemorate the amazing individuals and organizations making a difference in the world of mental health services and stigma reduction. By making a nomination, you are playing an integral part of strengthening Edmonton’s mental health community. 

 

Application Process

Before submitting a nomination, please consider the following:

Q: Can I submit nominations for multiple categories, or multiple nominations for a single category?A: You may submit for multiple categories, but you may only submit one entry for each award category.

Q: Can multiple people nominate the same individual/organization within the same category? A: Yes, a nominee may be nominated by multiple people within the same category.

Q: Are event sponsors eligible to apply? A: Yes, event sponsors are eligible to apply.

Q: Is there a cost to nominate individuals/organizations? A: No, there is no cost to nominate yourself or others.

Q: Is there an age restriction for any of the individual award nominations? A: Aside from the Young Leader Award, there are no age restrictions.

Q: Will my application answers save on the website? A: Unfortunately, no. We recommend saving your application on a separate document so that you can submit your entire application at once.

Q: Who can I contact if my question wasn’t answered here? A: If you have any questions about the nomination process, please contact awards@walkinedmonton.org

Nominees must:

  • Residing or be operating in Edmonton and the surrounding area 
  • Meet the nomination requirements
  • Have applications submitted to Momentum by 11:59 PM MST on Friday, March 27, 2020.

 

This year’s Momentum Mental Health Awards winners will be selected by a panel of judges at the start of April 2020.


2020 Award Categories

Individual Awards

Leader

Awarded to any person who has shown leadership in their efforts to raise awareness for mental health, and/or reduce the stigma around mental health in their community. This person has worked to drive awareness and build partnerships, create space for conversations on the stigmas surrounding mental health and has been an advocate for change. When nominating, please link or attach any work that has been done to directly impact the community. This award is for people who are at least 25 years of age by March 29, 2019. Click Me

Young Leader

Awarded to any person who has shown leadership in their efforts to raise awareness for mental health, and/or reduce the stigma around mental health in their community. This person has worked to drive awareness and build partnerships, create space for conversations on the stigmas surrounding mental health and has been an advocate for change. When nominating, please link or attach any work that has been done to directly impact the community.  This award is for people who are between the ages of 13 and 24 years of age by March 29, 2019.

Media

Awarded to any person in any form of media (i.e., television, radio, print, and social platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, blogs, etc.) who has contributed to raising awareness for mental health, and/or reducing the stigma around mental health in their community. This person has used their platform to hold a conversation about mental health and is dedicated to increasing public awareness of resources available from the mental health community. This individual highlights how others can offer support and become involved while also raising awareness of initiatives and causes in Edmonton. When nominating, please link or attach any direct work that has been done to directly impact the community. 

Researcher/Clinician

A researcher or clinician who has or is raising awareness for mental health in their community through their research or position as a clinician (e.g., psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, etc.). Through their work, this person has used their platform to expand the understanding and conversation around mental health. This person has contributed to increasing public awareness of resources available from the mental health community and how others can support and become involved while simultaneously raising awareness of initiatives and causes in the Edmonton area. When nominating, please address any research, clinical practice and other work that has been done to directly impact the community. 

Elected Official

A city councillor, member of the legislative assembly, or member of parliament who has contributed to raising awareness for and/or reducing the stigma around mental health in their community. This person has used their platform to maintain a mental health conversation through their work and their position in office. Contributing to increasing public awareness of resources available to the mental health community, this person has also raised awareness and engagement with initiatives and causes requiring further community support. When nominating, please address any policies, initiatives, projects, and/or any other work that has been done to directly impact the community. 

 

Group/Organization Awards

Community Organization

A representative of a community group, charity or non-profit organization who has contributed to raising awareness for mental health and/or reducing the stigma around mental health in their community. This group furthers the conversation on diminishing the stigmas of mental health through initiatives and projects that have brought the conversation to a broader audience. When nominating, please address any specific initiatives, events and/or other work that has been done to directly impact the community.

Workplace Mental Health

An employer who has contributed to creating and sustaining a mentally healthy workplace for staff while also furthering the conversation surrounding the stigmas of mental health in the workplace. This workplace makes the mental health of their teams a priority and sets the standard for what support looks like for each worker under any circumstance. If applicable, please include organizational policies and practices that have promoted a positive and supportive workplace culture while opening conversations about mental health for its workers.

Workplace Mental Health: Technology Sector*

An employer in the technology sector who has contributed to creating and maintaining a mentally healthy environment for staff, while also furthering the conversation surrounding the stigmas of mental health in the workplace. This technology sector workplace makes the mental health of their teams a priority and sets the standard for what support looks like for each worker under any circumstance. If applicable, please include organizational policies and practices that have promoted a positive workplace culture that has opened conversations about mental health for its workers.

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