HETI Announces 2022-23 Psychiatry and Mental Health Award recipients

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Research into improving vaccination rates of people with severe mental illness and a tailored training program to enhance skills in early intervention in children with neurodevelopmental disorders are just two of the recently announced innovative HETI Awards in Psychiatry and Mental Health for 2022-23.

The Awards contribute to building a more capable mental health workforce and delivering better patient outcomes across NSW.

The Awards are open to mental health practitioners from across New South Wales and provide a unique opportunity for recipients to undertake specialist training or research.  Projects will be delivered over two Award categories - Mental Health Research and Psychiatry Special Training - and support NSW mental health professionals to complete research or undertake training in an area where little or no training is available.

As a recent recipient of the Mental Health Research Award, speech pathologist Penelope Monroe applied for the Award to support her in her PhD journey, and also to assist her work as a speech pathologist.

“It meant I could take funded time away from my clinical role to pursue research goals. In practical terms, I could spend time developing specialist skills and knowledge and contribute to the evidence,” Monroe said.

I am delighted to announce the recipients for the HETI Awards in Psychiatry and Mental Health 2022-23. As in previous years, there’s great diversity across the awarded research and special training projects that will add to both mental health knowledge and the recipients’ capabilities in working for improved mental health outcomes” said Dr Susan Grimes Acting Executive Director Mental Health HETI.

HETI is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022-23 Awards in Psychiatry and Mental Health and its continued commitment to supporting this unique training and research opportunity.

View the 2022-2023 HETI Awards recipients

View the 2021-2022 HETI Awards recipients


The Awards are fully funded for a maximum period of up to one year including covering salary and on-costs to the employers of Award recipients.

Further information

For further information including eligibility criteria visit Mental Health Awards.