MHCN runs User’s Guide to the NSW Mental Health System, Recovery Oriented Practice, and Inclusive Care Planning throughout the year. These are developed and delivered by MHCN Trainer, Anne Stedman, who brings her passion, knowledge and lived experience of mental health caring to developing and delivering training workshops for MHCN. Anne has a BA and a Masters in International Communication, TAFE Training qualifications for Cert IV Mental Health and AOD and Diploma Mental Health. Discounts also available for carers, consumers and concession card holders!
As the peak body for the systemic advocacy of mental health carers in NSW, MHCN utilises 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.
Are you looking for carer specific resources? You have come to the right place! MHCN have developed a range of info pamphlets, including ‘carers taking care of themselves’ and ‘how to talk to a loved one about mental health concerns’ and much more, info brochures from our partner organisation WayAhead, and links to a range of other resources!
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.