As the peak body for the systemic advocacy of mental health carers in NSW, MHCN utilizes our Carer Peak Advisory Committees to identify key issues in mental health services, policies and processes for which we can advocate on. In particular, MHCN develops and publishes a number of position statements on issues identified by these Committees (who are made up of people with lived experience as mental health carers and professionals working in the mental health sector). Click here to read our latest position statements.
Looking to find out how to prepare for the NDIS and key tips for assessment planning meetings? Or perhaps you are wanting to know what family supports and mental health services are included in the NDIS? Click here to view a number of key resources for mental health carers looking to access the NDIS.
MHCN submit monthly reports to the Mental Health Commission of NSW identifying systemic gaps for mental health carers in NSW from issues that we come across in our advocacy work. In these reports we preserve the privacy and identity of all individuals. If you have encountered an issue and would like it included in this report please fill out our Carer / Citizen Issues form available online by clicking here.
We are looking for carers to tell us what they want and what changes they think should be made to the current mental health system. A lot is changing in the mental health space and now is the time to make our carer voices heard. We will be formulating a report to health services and you can greatly assist us in this initiative. Please remember your voice is important and it will be heard. Click here to have your say.