Bob Fenwick Mentoring Grants Program

Opportunity for professional and career development goals!


Due to the postponement of Round 9 (2020) of the Bob Fenwick Mentoring Grants Program because of COVID 19, the Program will not be seeking further applications for 2021.  Successful applicants who applied last year will be undertaking their placements in the postponed Program this year.

Notwithstanding the challenges of the ongoing pandemic, Expressions of Interest, current information, forms and related materials are planned to be uploaded to the NSWNMA webpage in late December 2021 for the 2022 Program.  Alerts will also be published in The Lamp and directly to Mental Health Branches throughout NSW at that time.


If you would like more information or are thinking of applying for next year’s Program, you may wish to browse the videos and promotional materials below which highlight this innovative professional development opportunity.

Bob Fenwick was a mental health nurse who tragically died in a work-related incident in 2011. In recognition of Mr Fenwick’s long service to mental health nursing and the important role he played in mentoring less-experienced nurses, the Bob Fenwick Mentoring Grants Program was developed in 2011.

Applications will be open to registered nurses who want a unique opportunity to further their mental health nursing career by participating in this innovative Program.

All about the Bob Fenwick Mentoring Program:

2017 ceremony video

Some of the participants in the 2012/13 program discuss their experience.