Who we are

The NMHCCF has 28 members of which 14 are mental health consumers and 14 are mental health carers. These members comprise:

  • one consumer and one carer representative nominated by each state and territory; and
  • consumer and carer representatives from each of the following national projects/organisations:
    • blueVoices, the consumer and carer reference group for beyondblue
    • Carers Australia
    • Consumers Health Forum of Australia
    • Grow Australia
    • Mental Health Carers Australia
    • Private Mental Health Consumer Carer Network (Australia).
    • Mental Health in Multicultural Australia
  • original membership included the Australian Mental Health Consumer Network (AMHCN), which ceased operations in 2008. In principle agreement was provided that the former AMHCN representative should remain on the NMHCCF as a consumer representative until the new national consumer organisation is established.

 The NMHCCF representatives are:

ACT consumer Jane Grace
ACT carer Janet Milford
NSW consumer Allison Kokany
NSW carer Eileen McDonald (Deputy Carer Co-Chair)
NT consumer Vacant
NT carer Aaron Morris
Qld consumer Noel Muller (Deputy Consumer Co-Chair)
Qld carer Peter Dillon
SA consumer Lyn English (Consumer Co-Chair)
SA carer Margaret Springgay
Tas consumer Jan West
Tas carer Elida Meadows (Carer Co-Chair)
Vic consumer Keir Saltmarsh
Vic carer Katrina Clarke
WA consumer Lorraine Powell
WA carer Debra Sobott
blueVoices consumer Annabeth Bateman
blueVoices carer Emma Donaldson 
Carers Australia Peter Heggie
Consumers Health Forum of Australia Heather Nowak
Grow Australia Helen Abbott
Mental Health Carers Australia Kristine Havron
Private Mental Health Consumer Carer Network Australia consumer Norm Wotherspoon
Private Mental Health Consumer Carer Network Australia carer Patrick Hardwick
Consumer Rep from the former Australian Mental Health Consumer Network Michael Burge  
ATSI consumer Vacant
ATSI carer Simon Williams

If you would like to contact any of the above members, please contact the NMHCCF Executive Officer on 02 6285 3100, or email [email protected]