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About the Training

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.At MHCN we want you to be on the best possible footing in order to utilise the aids available to you and apply them to your personal caring experience. This course aims to equip you with basic knowledge so that you feel empowered and confident to navigate the NSW Mental Health System and do just that.

By the end of this course, you will gain an understanding of the concepts, prevalence and principles of mental health and be aware of how to seek basic mental health care. Have the knowledge of the steps of how to respond to escalating mental illness situations and know your rights in mental health settings, relevant acts and how to make a complaint.

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! For a limited time MHCN is running this training at no cost to you, so don’t miss out!
  • Flexible attendance options – we offer in person and online training, so that you can learn from a place convenient for you, attend from the comfort of your own home, anywhere in NSW, Australia or the world!
  •  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. Tells 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

Wednesday, 24 May 2023

10:00 am – 2:00 pm


Live online via ZOOM. Please note that when you successfully register for this live online course, Trybooking will automatically send you:

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