Wembley Downs social worker Stephan Lund wins WA Social Worker of the Year award


WA Ballet acting chief executive Jan Stewart with Stephan Lund and Mental health minister Andrea Mitchell.
WA Ballet acting chief executive Jan Stewart with Stephan Lund and Mental health minister Andrea Mitchell.

WEMBLEY Downs social worker Stephan Lund was honoured at the WA Social Worker of the Year Awards on Monday.

The executive manager at Scarborough-based foster care organisation Wanslea Family Services was recognised as the winner of the ‘Leading the Way’ category before being announced as the winner of the 2016 WA Social Worker of the Year title.

Mr Lund was acknowledged alongside 14 other finalists in five categories at the ceremony held at UWA, and was recognised for his enthusiasm and passion for social work.

He is also known as a prominent member of the community with his volunteer roles at Wembley Downs Soccer Coach and Floreat Surf Life Saving Club.

Attended by a mix of industry professionals, government officials, award partners, sponsors, family and friends, the event acknowledged the dedication of the social work industry in making a difference to the lives of West Australians.