Gus Worland, presenter of men’s mental health and suicide prevention media campaign Man Up, is the recipient of this year's Suicide Prevention Australia Media LiFE Award, presented at the National Conference in Brisbane last night.
The Hunter Institute of Mental Health’s Mindframe team sponsored and assisted in adjudicating the Media Award category this year, with Suicide Prevention Project Lead, Sara Bartlett, presenting the award at the dinner event.
The Annual LiFE Awards acknowledge excellence in suicide prevention. The Media Award includes print, non-print, social media or art, and recognises an individual or an organisation that has had sustained coverage of suicide prevention in stories. It must also have consistently adhered to safe and supportive reporting with regards to the Mindframe guidelines.
On presenting the award, Sara Bartlett mentioned Gus Worland’s passion and ongoing commitment to suicide prevention.
"In Gus the project found someone with great passion, openness, relatability and, importantly, humour. The Man Up team then provided the safe and effective platform on which Gus could tell his personal story.
“The series is a ground-breaking approach to reach men on the issue of male suicide in Australia through a holistic approach to entertainment, education, community engagement, research and evaluation. It seeks to learn from, and reaches, men from all walks of life not just the experts.”.
The team at the Hunter Institute of Mental Health congratulates Gus Worland on his LiFE Award, and all winners on the night.