Esther McKay awarded The Pride of Australia Medal
for Community Service 2007

The Pride of Australia Award program was launched in 2005.  The award honours everyday Australians who have made extraordinary contributions to their communities through their selfless actions, courage, compassion and heroism.  Pride of Australia is the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Telegraphs way of bringing to public attention these unsung heroes of our community.  

Esther Mckay was the winning recipient of the Award in the Community Spirit Catagory, which honours an Australian or group of Australians whose selfless, tireless and largely unacknowledged actions have enriched or improved the quality of life for a local community.  Bob Walsh, treasurer of the Police Post Trauma Support Group (PPTSG) nominated Esther for the award and accompanied her along with her husband to the award ceremony on Wednesday 10th of October, 2007 at Doltone House, Pyrmont Point.

After receiving the reward Esther spoke with the compare, Rebecca Wilson where she described the amazing work that the police post trauma support group are doing in supporting former and serving police who suffer post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression.  The network is now state wide with members assisting each other in times of emotional need.  The network also supports the families of sufferers with a spouse support network running along side the main group.

Photo of Esther McKay and Sarah Murdoch, courtesy of James Elsby, The Daily Telegraph.

For police or their families who wish to receive support
from the Police Post Trauma Support Group:

For information including group locations, meeting dates etc please
visit the Police Post Trauma Support Group website