Innovation Challenge 2021: Child and Youth Mental Health

The Innovation Challenge 2021: Child and Youth Mental Health (the Challenge) seeks to stimulate innovation, and the development and delivery of a solution to a significant unmet need identified by the Challenge ‘winner’ in the area of child and youth (0 – 24 years) mental health in Western Australia.

Funding will be provided on a competitive basis to innovation proposals which demonstrate potential to develop and implement novel (new) processes, products and/or services relevant to this area. The proposed solution must result in transformative/disruptive change.

The Challenge will be open to legally constituted entities that may be based in Western Australia, Australia or internationally.  

Up to 10 applicants may each be awarded up to AUD $50,000 to undertake feasibility studies and/or build prototypes around their proposed solution to the problem that they have identified. Following this, one proposed solution (the ‘winner’ of the Challenge), will be awarded up to AUD $1.5 million to fully develop and implement the solution in Western Australia.

Program Status: Open for Applications

Applications close: 1:00pm (AWST), Tuesday 1 February 2022.

The Challenge Guidelines and Conditions and Application Form can be accessed below:

Guidelines and Conditions           

Any queries related to the program can be directed to the Western Australian Department of Health, Research and Innovation Office.


Last Updated: 29/10/2021