Date & Time

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 support.

They do this by providing services such as one-to-one support and advocacy, coordinating support groups, information and resources, training and education and other activities and include programs such as the Family and Carer Mental Health Program (FCMHP), the Integrated Carer Support Service ICSS – also known as the Carer Gateway) and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

While these initiatives provide valuable assistance, it is helpful to know what supports exactly they offer in order to tailor them to your circumstances. This course will give you general knowledge of each of the programs above so that you can confidently and effectively utilise them to your best advantage.

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


Monday, 10 July 2023


10:30 am – 2:30 pm



This is an in person event held at 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.

Please save these emails, so you have easy access to all the necessary information. If you do not receive these emails in your main email inbox, please check your junk folder. If you are sure you have not received these emails, please contact us via email,

Past Event

View our upcoming events:
What’s On at MHCN

Date & Time

10th July 2023


Search Mental Health Carers NSW