STAAR Awards 2018

Award Presentations

Nominations are officially open for The 2018 STAAR Awards (Strategy to Action Awards Recognition). These awards are a joint initiative of the No More Harm National Conference and the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association.

Nominations are a way to highlight, recognise and reward those individuals and organisations for the work they continue to do that change people’s lives. You are eligible to nominate multiple individuals or organisations in each category.

Nominations are open until 28 February 2018.


Award nominations close 28 February 2018

Stop School Bullying Award

Initiatives for preventative action for school bullying

Cyber Smart Award

Demonstrated innovation to keep others safe when using the internet

Innovative Solutions Award

Proven innovative solutions to reducing harm

Healthier Workplace Award

Designing a healthy workplace through procedural fairness in addressing social hazards and risks

No More Harm Education Award

Leading programs to educate others in the workplace, school yard, social situation, interpersonal relationship or sporting activity

Community Engagement Award

Promotion of inclusion and education of community based harm reduction programs

The STAAR awards will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Strategy – the why -purpose and process to initiate the work
  • Process and Planning – consultation process, stakeholders involved
  • Best Practice – what was this modelled on and how was it implemented
  • Benefits – who benefits from the program or initiative
  • Innovation – delivery in terms of economic and social outcomes
  • Outcomes / Successes – what was put in place to measure the outcomes and successes

What do winners receive?

  • An engraved award with your full name, organisation and awards category
  • Framed certificate
  • Recognition at the Awards Presentation Ceremony
  • The opportunity to present a PowerPoint Presentation up to five (5) minutes during the Awards Presentation Ceremony
  • Exclusive discounted registration rate of $699.00 to attend the full conference (save $200).

The winner or a representative from the organisation is required to attend the Ceremony and accept the award otherwise the award will be forfeited.