Empowering Carers for Mental Health Since 1974.
The Peak Body for Mental Health Carers in NSW.
As the peak body, MHCN works with and for mental health in carers NSW. We represent the voices and lived experience of carers which help us to advocate systemically for mental health reform.Learn More About MHCN
Our Network is a community engagement program designed by and for mental health carers, families and friends, and free to join. Our Network is the heart of what we do at MHCN – driven by the lived experience of carers.Become A Member
MHCN provides a collective voice for carer needs and issues and advocates for government and non-government organisations to engage lived experience in their work.How We Advocate
All mental health carers
If you’re worried that your loved one is becoming unwell, check out our helpful tips on how to have the conversation here.View Resource
15th February, 2024
About the Role Are you passionate about mental health reform and ensuring people’s voices are heard for systemic change? Do you have experience in running or facilitating events, training sessions, and webinars? Do you get excited about finding ways to better engage with people? We are excited to announce that we are seeking a full […]Read Article
11th January, 2024
MHCN’s News from the Network for 2023 has now been released! In this quarterly newsletter, we share our staff highlights, summarise MHCN’s yearly activities, feature carer services spotlights, and much more! Read the latest edition below:Read Article
10th January, 2024
This month, we are moving to an exciting new co-working space with our friends at Wayahead. The new office address is Level 2.03, 3 Spring Street, Sydney NSW 2000. MHCN’s phone line and contact details will remain the same.Read Article
7th January, 2024
Our December edition of Peak Speaks is now available to watch online! Hosted by MHCN’s Engagement Coordinator, Jade Curran, tune in to hear Shubhangi Kaushik and Mark Hopfenbeck from The Open Dialogue Centre discuss the core outcomes and values of Open Dialogue and identify the systemic factors that support this recovery approach within Australia. Click […]Read Article
5th December, 2023
To close off the year, we are releasing a special pre-recorded Peak Speaks episode – ‘Open Dialogue within the Australian Mental Health Sector.’ We’re excited to be hosting two insightful panelists from the Open Dialogue Centre to discuss the core outcomes and values of Open Dialogue and identify the systemic factors that support this recovery […]Read Article
5th December, 2023
Hosted by MHCN’s CEO Jonathan Harms, MHCN staff and board members came together on November 16th to speak about the highlights of the 2022 – 2023 financial year, which included the presentation of our Annual Report, President’s Report, and a 2023 Staff Year in Review presentation from the MHCN team. We would like to welcome new […]Read Article
Are you a carer or family member looking for local supports and services but not sure where to look? Our Directory can help you find what you’re looking for.
See if you’re eligible to go into the draw to potentially win one of our Eunice Lonergan Carer Respite Grants’ to take a short holiday away from your caring duties.
Come along to our Carer Connections Meetings, a monthly online meeting for carers to connect with each other, and to work together and identify and address carer issues.