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Service User Leader Acknowledged in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Mary O’Hagan was made a Member of The New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Honours List on the 1st of June, for her “services to mental health”.

Mary has a long history of working to advocate for service-user perspectives in the delivery of mental-health services, former Mental health Commissioner, she was heavily involved in the Like Minds Like Mine programme, set-up Peer Zone and has written many articles and a book about her experiences, Madness Made Me.

This award is a much-deserved acknowledgement of Mary’s years of contribution and an acknowledgment of the value of the type of work Mary has been so tirelessly championing. Congratulations, Mary, and thank you!

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