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Consumer and Carer Engagement Project

The National Mental Health Commission is bringing together mental health experts with a lived experience of mental illness and/or suicide to co-design a new Consumer and Carer Engagement Project to enhance opportunities for participation. 

The Consumer and Carer Engagement Project Steering Group will guide the project and provide advice to the Commission on what we can do together that supports reform implementation.

The Project Steering Group will examine consumer and carer engagement policies and practices across key parts of the mental health and suicide prevention systems.  

The project is chaired by Commissioner Jackie Crowe.

Membership:

South Australia - Margaret Springgay Tasmania - Lynette Pearce
Victoria  - Julie Anderson Northern Territory -  Phil Dempster
Australian Capital Territory - Rebecca Randall New South Wales - Peri O’Shea
Queensland - Helen Glover Western Australia - Louise Howe
Culturally and linguistically diverse - Vicki Katsifis Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander - Leilani Darwin
Youth - Samuel Hockey National Mental Health Commissioner – Jackie Crowe (Chair)
Suicide Prevention Australia – Tracy McCown National Mental Consumer and Carer Forum – Lyn English, Eileen McDonald
Private Mental Health Consumer and Carer Network – Janne McMahon, Patrick Hardwick National Mental Health Commission – Peggy Brown, Trinette Kinsman
Mental Health Australia – Kylie Wake (Observer)  

 

Meetings:

17 January 2017

16 March 2017

Steering Group

Image: Steering Group members at 17 January 2017 meeting

The wordcloud below shows the Steering Group's view of consumer and carer participation and engagement and what it means to us.Consumer And Carer Participation And Engagement

Image: Consumer and carer participation and engagement

 

"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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