Best Poster Award



Abstracts to be considered for the Best poster Award include:

  • Abstract
  • Title
  • Author(s) Surname, Initial. Organisational Affiliation.
  • Introduction and background
  • Aims/objectives
  • Project Description
  • Outcomes/significance/policy and practice change
  • Implications for mental health nursing
  • Identify 2-3 learning objectives significant to paper/poster/workshop


All posters are assessed against the following criteria:

  1. Contribution to mental health knowledge is demonstrated
  2. Contribution to mental health practice is demonstrated
  3. Visually appealing, legible font and not too crowded
  4. Content is clear & concise & original
  5. Relevance to mental health nursing and implications for mental health practice is shown



Previous Winners

2014 winner

John Riley
The Wik Warriors Story

2015 Winner

Maria Fitzgerald


2016 winner

A tie between - 
Josephien Rio
The enactment of accountability be mental health nurses
Anita Cregan
Students intention to work in mental health: analysing their motivations


2017 winner

Glynis Thorp
Royal Flying Doctor Service Southeast Section Mental Health Service


2018 winner

Christine Palmer
A biomedical view dismisses the human experience of trauma


2019 winner

Renee Hall
The role of the mental health facilitator in student learning