Peak Bodies Announced to Represent Mental Health Carers and Consumers Peak Bodies Announced to Represent Mental Health Carers and Consumers

4th July, 2024

On 2nd July 2024, Minister Emma McBride, witnessed by key members of Mental Health Carers Australia and the National Consumer Alliance, made the historic announcement of the creation of 2 national ‘peak’ lived experience mental health representative bodies for Australia. This thrilling announcement has crowned a victorious 30-year campaign by mental health consumers and carers for […]

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Raise the Age NSW Submission for the Inquiry into Community Safety in Regional and Rural NSW Raise the Age NSW Submission for the Inquiry into Community Safety in Regional and Rural NSW

28th June, 2024

Mental Health Carers NSW is one of 108 NSW organisations and groups who have made a joint submission with Raise the Age NSW to the NSW Government Inquiry into community safety in regional and rural communities. We’re calling on the NSW Government to: We all want communities to be safer. In our submission we say […]

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MHCN Team Update MHCN Team Update

5th June, 2024

Over the last few months, the MHCN team have been hard at work preparing for accreditation interviews that were held at our office in Wynyard last Monday and Tuesday. Participating in accreditation has allowed MHCN to demonstrate a commitment to continuous quality improvement which will further enhance systems and processes and enable us to further […]

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News from the Network (Vol 7) is Here News from the Network (Vol 7) is Here

11th January, 2024

MHCN’s News from the Network for 2023 has now been released! In this quarterly newsletter, we share our staff highlights, summarise MHCN’s yearly activities, feature carer services spotlights, and much more! Read the latest edition below:

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MHCN is on the move! MHCN is on the move!

10th January, 2024

This month, we are moving to an exciting new co-working space with our friends at Wayahead. The new office address is Level 2.03, 3 Spring Street, Sydney NSW 2000. MHCN’s phone line and contact details will remain the same.

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New Peak Speaks Episode Now Live New Peak Speaks Episode Now Live

7th January, 2024

Our December edition of Peak Speaks is now available to watch online! Hosted by MHCN’s Engagement Coordinator, Jade Curran, tune in to hear Shubhangi Kaushik and Mark Hopfenbeck from The Open Dialogue Centre discuss the core outcomes and values of Open Dialogue and identify the systemic factors that support this recovery approach within Australia. Click […]

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Upcoming Peak Speaks Episode Upcoming Peak Speaks Episode

5th December, 2023

To close off the year, we are releasing a special pre-recorded Peak Speaks episode – ‘Open Dialogue within the Australian Mental Health Sector.’ We’re excited to be hosting two insightful panelists from the Open Dialogue Centre to discuss the core outcomes and values of Open Dialogue and identify the systemic factors that support this recovery […]

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MHCN’s 2023 Annual General Meeting MHCN’s 2023 Annual General Meeting

5th December, 2023

Hosted by MHCN’s CEO Jonathan Harms, MHCN staff and board members came together on November 16th to speak about the highlights of the 2022 – 2023 financial year, which included the presentation of our Annual Report, President’s Report, and a 2023 Staff Year in Review presentation from the MHCN team.  We would like to welcome new […]

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Upcoming Online Training – Purposeful Storytelling Upcoming Online Training – Purposeful Storytelling

1st November, 2023

Purposeful Storytelling, live online via Zoom – 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. This course covers the principles and practices that inform purposeful storytelling, elements […]

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Carers Week Campaign with the Mental Health Commission of NSW Carers Week Campaign with the Mental Health Commission of NSW

12th October, 2023

The team at the Mental Health Commission of NSW visited the office to interview MHCN CEO, Jonathan Harms. The Mental Health Commission of NSW have released a video series below in which Jonathan discusses support and resource availability for mental health carers in preparation for the Mental Health Commission’s Carers Week campaign. The Commission is running […]

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Paid Carer Opportunity – Consultation for Info Resources Project Paid Carer Opportunity – Consultation for Info Resources Project

20th July, 2023

Mental Health Carers NSW is developing seven new resources for carers. These resources will help inform carers about some of the challenges they may encounter whilst caring for their loved ones, family members, friends or persons living with a mental health condition. In partnership with the Family and Carer Mental Health program and NSW Health, […]

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Jonathan Harms, MHCN CEO on the Announcement of 2 New National Peak Bodies for Mental Health Carers and Consumers Jonathan Harms, MHCN CEO on the Announcement of 2 New National Peak Bodies for Mental Health Carers and Consumers

7th February, 2023

The fantastic news that the Federal Government has announced that it is investing $8.5M to establish to new independent mental health peak bodies has been welcomed by MHCN and Katrina Armstrong, CEO of Mental Health Carers Australia, (the ‘industry’ funded national peak body for mental health carer organisations like MHCN). MHCA has led a push for a […]

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