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Engage and Participate in Mental Health Report

Engage and Participate in Mental Health – Thank You

The National Mental Health Commission believes it is essential that people with lived experience of mental ill-health, families and support people are included and involved in decisions that impact them to lead a contributing life.

To inform, support and enhance opportunities for engagement and participation, the Commission formed the Lived Experience Steering Group to co-design with Craze Lateral Solutions the Engage and Participate in Mental Health Project.

A project website and an accompanying social media campaign publicised the project and informed people about opportunities to contribute. This included online surveys, stakeholder interviews, community conversations, yarning circles, and web-consultations.

This Engage and Participate in Mental Health summary report describes the range and extent of engagement and participation across the mental health sector in Australia.

This resource database is a searchable tool which brings together frameworks, strategies and policies focused on mental health engagement and participation in Australia.

Information about the project 

The Lived Experience Steering Group for the  Engage and Participate in Mental Health Project was chaired by Commissioner Jackie Crowe.

Over 1,000 consumers, carers, families, support people and other stakeholders shared their knowledge and experience through our consultation.

This wordcloud shows the Steering Group's view of consumer and carer participation and engagement and what it means to us.

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