The APS Sydney Branch Community Wellbeing Award encourages community participation and involvement in National Psychology Week by supporting community groups to plan and implement projects that encourage psychological wellbeing in the community.


(a) The Sydney Branch is responsible for administering the Award and for funding of the Award.

(b) The Sydney Branch Committee will appoint a selection committee comprising the Chair of the Sydney Branch and at least three (3) other members of the Sydney Branch to be responsible for recommending an appropriate Award winner to the Board.

(c) The Sydney Branch will nominate a Patron for the Award to ceremoniously provide the Community Wellbeing Award to the successful nominee.

(d) The Sydney Branch may seek external sponsorship for the Award.

(e) The Award will be presented during National Psychology Week. Award results to be released to the media and recorded on the Sydney Branch pages of the Society’s website at the same time as theme and research based information regarding National Psychology Week is released to the media.


AWARD 1: Nominees must be a community group or organisation implementing a community wellbeing project in some part of the same geographic area as the APS Sydney Branch region.

AWARD 2: The project must operate at some time during the financial year ending in the financial year the call for nominations is made.

Nomination process

(a) The selection committee will call for nominations by writing to all councils in the APS Sydney Branch region. An application form will be included, together with a description of the criteria and award. The form will carry an introductory statement from the award Patron.

(b) Nominations should include a one page description of the project that has encouraged community wellbeing and the project outcomes for the year to July.

Selection criteria

The selection committee will have regard to whether or not the project undertaken by the community group has demonstrably encouraged psychological wellbeing within the community.

Value of the award

Successful APS Sydney Branch Community Wellbeing Award winners will receive an award of up to $5000 and a certificate.

Closing date

Closing date to be advised

Member Groups Administrator
Tel: 03 8662 3300

Previous winners

2014 Equal first place winners:
Eastern Sydney Suicide Prevention Network
Mum for Mum
2013 St Vincent De Paul’s Warragamba Conference
Hawkesbury High School raising awareness of breast cancer and supporting families affected
Men’s Shed Castle Hill
2012 Not awarded
2011 Not awarded
2010 Not awarded
2009  For The Men's Shed at Mary MacKillop Outreach - The Council of the Municipality of Ashfield
Never Too Old: Metro Migrant Resource Centre - supported by the Bankstown City Council
Kirribilli Tea Rooms Training Café - North Sydney Council