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Engage and Participate in Mental Health

03 July 2017

The National Mental Health Commission is conducting an overview of engagement and participation in mental health. We are inviting consumers, carers, families, support people and other stakeholders to share your views and ideas.

Peggy Brown, CEO of the National Mental Health Commission said the consultation will help us better understand consumer and carer engagement and participation in relation to mental health in Australia to help inform future policy, practice and research.

“We want to hear examples of what is happening, what is working well, what people want.

The consultation is open to everyone - whether you have lived experience, you support someone with mental health difficulties, you are providing mental health services or working in mental health policy or research.”

The consultation began in June and will continue throughout July.

There are many ways you can be involved:

Principal Consultant, Leanne Craze said all ideas are valuable to us.

“The lived experience ideas and community conversations are designed so people can tell us what makes engagement and participation, real, meaningful and worthwhile. People can also tell us about what they want to achieve and what engagement and participation strategies are needed to enable everyone to have a say and have their voice heard.”

The Commission is pleased to be working with our Steering Group members and Craze Lateral Solutions. We will be looking at engagement and participation policies and practices across the mental health and suicide prevention system.

For more information about this project, visit the Commission’s website.

"Even the most disadvantaged Australians should be able to lead a 'contributing life,' whatever that means for them and this simple goal will be our touchstone and yardstick."

Chair Prof Allan Fels AO
National Mental Health Commission

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