If you are a consumer - a person with a lived experience of mental illness - or are a family member or carer of a consumer, you may be interested in participating in organisations that advocate and support the needs of consumers.
Mental Health Carers NSWMonday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm (excl public holidays)Address: Building C, Suite 202, 33 Saunders Street, Pyrmont, NSW 2009Phone: (02) 9332 0777Email: MHCNadmin@mentalhealthcarersnsw.org
Carers Connection Line1300 554 660 For information, referrals and support
Mental Health Australia is the peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector and committed to achieving better mental health for all Australians.
Mental Health Australia members include national organisations representing consumers, carers, special needs groups, clinical service providers, public and private mental health service providers, researchers and state/territory community mental health peak bodies.
Mental Health Australia aims to promote mentally healthy communities, educate Australians on mental health issues, influence mental health reform, conduct research on mental health issues, and carry out regular consultation to represent the best interests of its members, partners and the community.
Mental Health AustraliaStreet Address: ALIA House, 1st Floor, 9-11 Napier Close, Deakin ACT 2600Postal Address: PO Box 174, Deakin West ACT 2600Phone: (02) 6285 3100Fax: (02) 6285 2166
The Committee aims to empower and professionalise the NSW peer workforce to deliver high quality, person centred care to consumers accessing public mental health services. The committee operates in a peer-led collaborative model and shares resources that support peer work best practice. The key roles of the committee are to:
Peer workers are employees of NSW Health who have a personal lived experience of mental health issues and recovery. Peer workers are employed in various roles in Local Health Districts and Specialty Health Networks. The CPWC includes peer work representatives from each District and Network in NSW.