Chris Wynne - Winner, Chair's Award, Tandem Mental Health Awards 2016

Congratulations to Montsalvat Studio Artist Chris Wynne, who has received an award for the support he has shown those living with mental health issues.

The Chair’s Award at the Tandem Mental Health Awards was presented to Chris Wynne of Thomas Lloyd Guitars, whose guitar-making workshop has been life-changing to participants. Chris was nominated for the support he showed to a particular student and their carer. 

…for more than two decades my son has struggled with very basic support from mental health services. Without mental health training or experience, Chris welcomed my son into his program, providing support and encouragement without judgement or stigma. This experience has enabled him to begin to reconstruct an identity and life he can feel proud of. In the words of my son “This has been a miracle”. As a carer I had become despairing of any future for my son or myself. This person has given us both hope.

Everyone at Montsalvat extends our congratulations to Chris for this achievement, as well as our greatest thanks for his ongoing hard work and dedication.