MHCN is the peak body for mental health carers in NSW. Founded as ARAFMI in 1974 by social worker Margaret Lukes, she believed there needed to be more support for families, friends and carers of people living with a mental illness.

Mental health carers are people who support friends, partners, members of their family, kinship groups or communities, when they experience mental illness.

MHCN advocates for a vision of safe and competent mental health services and systems that recognise and respect carers as partners in care planning and delivery, to achieve recovery.

MHCN’s Mission is to support, empower, capacity build, advocate with mental health carers to ensure their voices and experiences are heard.


Are you passionate about mental health reform and ensuring people’s voices are heard
for systemic change? Do you have experience in running or facilitating events, training
sessions, and webinars? Do you get excited about finding ways to better engage with

We are excited to announce that we are seeking a full time Engagement Coordinator!
The Engagement Coordinator will report to the Business & Organisation Manager and work
within the Capacity Development and Stakeholder Engagement Teams.

This role is to coordinate MHCN’s engagement and capacity development work, enabling
the voice and knowledge of lived experience mental health carers to build sector and carer capacity.

This includes coordinating and facilitating MHCN’s events and webinars, coordinating
MHCN’s training and education program, creating information resources and brochures, utilising MHCN’s social media, liaising with relevant stakeholders, and promoting awareness and engagement of MHCN’s events and activities.

This role is full time, fixed term until 30th June 2024 with possibility of extension.

MHCN is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified applicants and strongly encourages applications from people with diverse backgrounds including First Nations people, LGBTQIA+ people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people living with disabilities and people with a lived experience of or caring for someone living with a mental health condition and/or psychosocial disability.

MHCN encourages applicants to request reasonable adjustments to facilitate the recruitment process. MHCN will consider reasonable adjustments requests to facilitate employment of the right candidate. For further information or discussion, please contact Laura Knight at MHCNadmin@mentalhealthcarersnsw.org


Read the Recruitment Kit below, and send your application (CV and responses to all Essential Selection Criteria as listed in the Kit) to Laura Knight at mhcnadmin@mentalhealthcarersnsw.org

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications close 11.59pm Sunday 28th May.


18th May, 2023

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