Upcoming Training Sessions Upcoming Training Sessions

Past Event: 17th May 2024 - 27th June 2024

As part of MHCN’s free education and training program, we will be facilitating a range of mental health carers and consumer training sessions throughout May and June! Upcoming Sessions: Session 1: Inclusive Care Planning on Friday, May 17th 2024 – Register Here! Session 2: Recovery Oriented Practice on Thursday, May 30th 2024 – Register Here! […]

Carer Connections Meeting Copy Copy Carer Connections Meeting Copy Copy

Past Event: 31st March 2023

Join Carer Peer Facilitator, Douglas Holmes, for the next online Carer Connections Meeting on ZOOM! Meet carers, connect with people, and talk about issues and experiences.    

Carer Connection Meetings 2024 Carer Connection Meetings 2024

3rd May 2024 - 1st November 2024

The Mental Health Carer Connections Meeting is a monthly event hosted by MHCN’s Carer Peer Network Facilitator, Anne Stedman. It is a space for mental health carers, families, and friends of people with mental health issues to share issues happening at a grass roots level, connect with people, and talk about advocacy, carer issues, and […]

Upcoming Free Carer Training Sessions at Central Coast ARAFMI Upcoming Free Carer Training Sessions at Central Coast ARAFMI

Past Event: 9th February 2024 - 23rd February 2024

MHCN is collaborating with Central Coast ARAFMI to facilitate a range of online and in person MHCN training sessions throughout February! Who are the courses for? All of our training courses are designed to help educate and teach useful skills to mental health carers, families and friends. However, others such as people living with mental […]

Inclusive Care Planning Inclusive Care Planning

Past Event: 15th December 2023

Caring for a person with a mental health condition can involve a broad network of people including relatives, friends and medical professionals like psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists and social and peer workers. Inclusive care planning refers to how everyone involved in a person’s care network can work together inclusively and collaboratively to achieve the best possible outcome for their loved one. Having knowledge of a system’s standards and your rights, as well as effective communication skills can prove pivotal, enabling care and treatment to be given effectively.

Recovery Oriented Practice Recovery Oriented Practice

Past Event: 7th December 2023

A person’s mental health journey is never linear and the concept of recovery, or achieving the optimal state of personal, social and emotional wellbeing, whilst living with or recovering from a mental health condition, will vary for everyone. People are unique and have individual differences, such as age, gender, culture, beliefs and support networks. When caring for a loved one, friend or person with mental health issues it is important to treat them with dignity and respect regardless of their emotional experiences and to remain optimistic by looking at their journey and supporting them through the lens of recovery, empowering them to take control of their own life.

User’s Guide to the NSW Mental Health System User’s Guide to the NSW Mental Health System

Past Event: 20th November 2023

As carers, family members, and friends of persons living with differing degrees of mental health issues, it is important to know that you are not alone and have access to supports which can help you ease the burden of your caring journey and be a better advocate for yourself and others. The NSW mental health system offers many supports to assist you, however the system is complex and broad and at times it can be overwhelming to know where to start.

Purposeful Storytelling Purposeful Storytelling

Past Event: 6th November 2023

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.

Carers & Advocacy: Foundations Carers & Advocacy: Foundations

Past Event: 23rd October 2023

Want to engage in advocacy, but don’t know the first thing about it? Carers & Advocacy: Foundations introduces participants to the beginning of their advocacy journey, so carers can develop a general understanding and start to build their capacity to advocate for themselves and their loved ones.

The Caring Journey – ZOOM The Caring Journey – ZOOM

Past Event: 25th July 2023

All carers go through a ‘caring journey’ and everyone’s journey is different. Entering into a caring role is not always a conscious choice and can be challenging and confronting at times. Educating oneself helps us to have awareness of why we think and feel the way we do and become more mindful of the way […]

Navigating Carer Support Systems – ZOOM Navigating Carer Support Systems – ZOOM

Past Event: 22nd September 2023

There are many major support systems available to you if you are caring for a loved one, friend or person with psychosocial disability and/or a mental illness. These programs are provided by both NSW state and federal government and aim to improve the wellbeing and health outcomes of families and carers and the people they […]

Inclusive Care Planning – ZOOM Inclusive Care Planning – ZOOM

Past Event: 21st June 2023

Caring for a person with a mental health condition can involve a broad network of people including relatives, friends and medical professionals like psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists and social and peer workers. Inclusive care planning refers to how everyone involved in a person’s care network can work together inclusively and collaboratively to achieve the best […]

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