How We Do This

  • Join our monthly Carer Connections Meetings online on ZOOM, run by our Senior Carer Peer Trainer.
  • Join our Carers of Forensic and Correctional Patients Network online on ZOOM, run by our Policy Coordinator and Carer Peer Participation Officer.
  • Check out our Peak Speaks Webinar Series, an online webinar for carers on a range of topics.
  • Subscribe to MHCN’s Weekly Digest e-newsletter here for the latest carer news, events, opportunities, and resources.
  • Check out our Quarterly News from the Network e-newsletter, with carer stories, the latest opportunities at MHCN, updates on what MHCN is currently working on, and a carer service spotlight.
  • Join the Mental Health Carer Advocacy Network, which is MHCN’s Membership Program.
  • Apply for the Eunice Lonergan Carer Respite Grants Program. If eligible, you can go into MHCN’s draws to win a $1000 travel voucher to use for a holiday from your caring duties.
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Training and Education

We develop and run a number of free educational workshops for mental health carers, families and friends, that are designed to inform and support carers in their caring role, as well as to better support their loved one.

Our Carer Peer Trainer facilitates live training sessions either in person or online via ZOOM. However, you can also watch the sessions as self-paced online modules that you can access, anywhere, anytime.

Currently, we run:

  • User’s Guide to the NSW Mental Health System
  • Recovery Oriented Practice
  • Inclusive Care Planning
  • Navigating Carer Support Systems
  • The Caring Journey
  • Carers and Advocacy: Foundations
  • Purposeful Storytelling
  • Healthy Boundaries
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Advocacy and Policy

  • MHCN regularly consults with NSW Health, the NSW Mental Health Commission, and other community managed organisations to advocate for the carer agenda and push for lived experience in service design and reform.
  • We hold consultations and focus groups with carers to provide feedback and advice around key policy areas or projects that impact mental health carers and their loved ones in NSW.
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About MHCN Information Session

If your staff or the carers you engage with are interested in learning more about MHCN and contributing towards systemic improvements, our experienced Carer Peer Facilitator, Anne Stedman, can visit your organisation or provide an online information session.

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