RFBI is honoured to be named Finalist for the HESTA Outstanding Organisation (Aged Care) Award!

Sonia Lim 27 Jul 2021

RFBI has been named Finalist in the HESTA Outstanding Organisation (Aged Care) Award for our Mental Moments Show which highlights the importance of mental health in the aged care industry and general community.

Every day aged care workers come to work to care for others so that they can enjoy the highest qualify of life. Over the past two years Australia has suffered the worst drought we have seen in over 100 years, raging bush fires, enormous floods and now a global pandemic. But aged care workers continue to care. Day in, day out, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

RFBI’s Mental Moment’s Show was created to recognise aged care workers, their dedication and the wonderful work they do to support older Australians.

The free livestream event was hosted by Max Markson and featured a number of Aussie legends including Normie Rowe OAM, Rhonda Burchmore, Kamahl, Angus Gill, Sam Powers and Geoff Jansz. The show also shared special messages for our staff from residents, families and guests NSW Governor, Mrs Margret Beazley, Minister for Mental Health, Bronnie Taylor, The Hon. Bronwyn Bishop and Ian Thorpe. RFBI’s Mental Moments Show was supported by a number of generous people and organisations and we thank all of them for helping us start the conversation on the importance of mental health in aged care.

Thank you to Max Markson, Shannon Hyes, Ben and his team from Damn Good Productions and all of our sponsors for the show:

Bockers & Pony, Bulgari, Christian Louboutin, Coca Cola AmatilFanolaHarris Farm MarketsLindt, Moet Hennessy, Mr RosesNeuRAReward HospitalitySnowgoose, The Perfect Bedding Company, Max Markson, Shannon Hynes and Ben

If named winner of the HESTA Outstanding Organisation (Aged Care) Award, RFBI will use the prize money to take the show to the whole aged care sector. Planning is already underway with aged care peak bodies for this years show and the prize money will give us the financial capacity to bring aged care providers and workers from right across Australia together so that we can continue the conversation on the importance of mental health in aged care, care for the carers again, and encourage carers to make time to care for themselves.