JENNY CRAMER FINALIST FOR EMPLOYEE EXCELLENCE AWARD AT THE WA MENTAL HEALTH AWARDS 2020
Jenny (Jennifer) Cramer has become a finalist for a WA Mental Health Award under the category “Mental Health Employee Volunteer Excellence”.
Jenny has been working for HelpingMinds® as a Carer Advocate for 7 years. The key objective of her role is to help people navigate the mental health system and stand up for their rights by giving them a voice.
Jenny advocates for parents, partners and children (mental health carers) when a loved one is not getting the appropriate treatment, when staff in hospitals and mental health units do not listen to their concerns or when there are other obstacles in the client or carer receiving the appropriate support which can concern housing, accommodation, court orders, medication and treatment plans. She accompanies families in court when requested to advocate for court orders, guardianship, better patient outcomes and treatment.
Jenny goes above and beyond the requirements of her role to assist and support her clients. She is well over retirement age and has no intention of slowing down as her dedication and passion for her work makes her unstoppable. She advocates for every carer that seeks assistance with 100% of her energy and effort and the outcomes she achieves show in the glowing feedback we receive from carers in letters of gratitude and appreciation for Jenny’s assistance in helping change the outcome for the family member with the mental illness.
Jenny is an example to all her colleagues and co-workers at HelpingMinds® with her dedication and passion for the work. She also demonstrates leadership in the mental health sector and health industry with her actions and words, her focus on better client outcomes and carers rights and voices.
Congratulations to Jenny for her nomination and to the winner of the category, Lorenzo Martinez. For a full list of nominees and winners visit the WAAMH website.
“Dear Jenny, Thank you kindly for your time, for listening to my situation, and sharing your knowledge. The knowledge you have shared has been very valuable, easy to understand, and has given me and my Husband hope going forward.”
“Jenny is the most passionate and knowledgeable person I’ve met in the mental health/carer field.”
“Jenny is the most caring, thoughtful lady. She is very supportive and knowledgeable in mental health. She helped my daughter and has helped me in my caring role. Her skills in writing and putting words into action are amazing.”
“Jenny works tirelessly for the carers of those with mental health and is compassionate, knowledgeable, relentlessly hard working and been there for my family in so many ways in such a frustrating system for those battling mental health.”