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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.

By the end of this course, you will be aware of the national standards for mental health services as well as your rights within these settings, understand the principles of working collaboratively, feel confident in using the practice of Open Dialogue to improve planning and communication and feel like you have the appropriate knowledge and resources to help assist an individual in inclusive care planning situations.

About the Trainer, Anne Stedman 

Carer peer trainer, Anne Stedman, brings her passion, knowledge and lived experience of mental health caring to developing and delivering training workshops for MHCN. She has a BA and a Masters in International Communication, TAFE Training qualifications for Certificate IV Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs, and Diploma Mental Health as well as has extensive volunteering experience and a keen interest in community development and empowerment.

Why Attend:

  • The training is FREE – so don’t miss out on booking your spot.
  • Flexible attendance options – we offer either in person sessions or online sessions on ZOOM, so that you can learn from a place convenient for you.
  • Our training is delivered by a carer peer trainer who is empathetic and understanding and offers you the opportunity to meet and connect with other carers.
  • At the end of your session, you will receive a free learner toolkit. This is a invaluable resource which contains information on what you learnt in the training as well as relevant contacts and forms which you may require during times of crisis or when seeking support.
  • MHCN is the peak body for mental health carers in NSW, giving you access to a wealth of insider knowledge and experience gained over many years. This training gives you the opportunity to connect with us and learn more about the work we are doing.
  • You can provide feedback about the training, tell us what you would like to learn more about, how we helped or where we could improve.

For further information on this course and other courses held by MHCN, please visit our website at


Thursday, 14 September 2023


11:00 am – 3:00 pm



This is an in person event held at the Mental Health Carers NSW head office:

Suite 2.02, Building C, 33 Saunders St, Pyrmont NSW 2009

Please note that when you successfully register for this in person course, Trybooking will automatically send you:

  • A confirmation email with a receipt and the in person session information
  • An automated email again with the in person session information, pre-evaluation link and other information.

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