THE ELISABETH PILKINGTON RAȚIU
MENTAL HEALTH AWARD

The Award is intended to enhance mental health knowledge and capacity in Romania and to contribute to diminishing and eventually eradicating shame, stigma, and discrimination against mental illness. A lifetime promoter of the cause of mental health, never failing wherever she was to find ways to better the lives of those in need around her, Elisabeth Pilkington Rațiu helped initiate, and served as Chair of the Kensington and Chelsea Branch of MIND, a mental health advocacy NGO in LondonCelebrating her commitment to the cause, the Rațiu Family Charitable Foundation and the Rațiu Democracy Centre established in 2016 the Elisabeth Pilkington Ratiu Mental Health Award, aiming to contribute to increasing the quality of knowledge and services in this field in Romania, as well as to combat the prejudice associated with mental health disorders.

THE ELISABETH PILKINGTON RAȚIU MENTAL HEALTH AWARD 2022

The Award was established in 2016 by the Rațiu Family Charitable Foundation and the Rațiu Center for Democracy to honor Elisabeth Pilkington Rațiu (1921-2016) and to celebrate her lifetime commitment to the cause of mental health. A tireless promoter of the cause of mental health, never failing wherever she was to find ways to better the lives of those in need around her, Elisabeth helped initiate and served as Chair of the Kensington and Chelsea Branch of MIND, a mental health advocacy NGO in London. We thus aim to continue this legacy and contribute to increasing the quality of knowledge and services in this field in Romania, reducing the stigma and prejudices associated with mental health disorders.
 
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Award objectives

to bring recognition to specialists with outstanding results in the field of mental health

to encourage and support relevant initiatives and projects in the field of mental health and to increase their impact

Award value

The prize consists of a financial reward of 2.500 EURO, which can be used however the Awardee finds suitable in order to develop the idea and the project (e.g., participation in international conferences, purchasing resources to support the project, project promotion, etc.)

WHO CAN APPLY

The Award is open to the community of mental health practitioners in Romania, enabling them to apply or to be nominated, in order to make their initiatives and efforts visible and to raise the quality of the lives of individuals who struggle with mental health problems.
Mental health practitioners –  psychiatrists, psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists, social workers, nurses in psychiatric hospitals etc. – with at least three years of experience are invited to apply. Eligible fields include research, education, psychotherapy, psychiatry, public policy etc.
 

THE ELISABETH PILKINGTON RAȚIU MENTAL HEALTH AWARD 2022 Awardee: Daniela Bololoi

Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist

President of the Help Autism Association

The Rațiu Centre for Democracy and The Rațiu Family Charitable
Foundation are pleased to announce the 2022 awardee of The Elisabeth Pilkington Rațiu Mental Health Award: Daniela Bololoi, clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, president of the Help Autism
Association and of Romania’s network of organisations in autism RO TSA, formed of 91 national organisations that represent over 4000 patients with autism. The awardee founded the association in 2010, with only a few beneficiaries, currently supporting over 3000 children and adolescents diagnosed with ASD – Autistic Spectrum Disorder in therapy programs,
within the 9 national centres and at home. From specific therapy to school integration program, from parent support to awareness campaigns, advocacy, Help Autism Association constantly seeks to provide a
spectrum of solutions for children with autism and their families.
 
AWARDEES

2022

Daniela Bololoi, clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, president of the Help Autism Association

2021

lidia stoica, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, "RESTART TO LIFE" ASSOCIATION

2020

ANA MARIANA ILIEȘ, ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROTECTION AND ASSISTANCE OF NEURO-PSYCHIC DISABLED, "SF. MARIA" DAY CENTRE

2019

Prof Daniel David, Babeș-Bolyai University

2018

Prof Cătălina Tudose, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy

2018

Dr Bogdana Tudorache, Romanian League for Mental Health

2017

Prof Mircea Miclea, Babeș-Bolyai University