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
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 approach […]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
1st November, 2023
Purposeful Storytelling, live online via Zoom – Stories create a shared understanding, share information, spread news, share ideas, educate, relate and inspire. Purposeful Storytelling introduces participants to sharing their lived experience safely, in a way that protects themselves and others from physical/emotional harm. This course covers the principles and practices that inform purposeful storytelling, elements […]Read Article
12th October, 2023
The team at the Mental Health Commission of NSW visited the office to interview MHCN CEO, Jonathan Harms. The Mental Health Commission of NSW have released a video series below in which Jonathan discusses support and resource availability for mental health carers in preparation for the Mental Health Commission’s Carers Week campaign. The Commission is running […]Read Article
20th July, 2023
Mental Health Carers NSW is developing seven new resources for carers. These resources will help inform carers about some of the challenges they may encounter whilst caring for their loved ones, family members, friends or persons living with a mental health condition. In partnership with the Family and Carer Mental Health program and NSW Health, […]Read Article
12th July, 2023
We run a range of free education and training sessions, designed to inform, empower, and support carers and the people that they care for. Our training courses embody an appreciation for lived experience – all courses have been through a co-review or co-design process with mental health carers and are delivered by a carer peer, […]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.