“Providing an understanding of mental health consumer and carer needs, issues and solutions.”
The National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum (NMHCCF) is a combined national voice for mental health consumers and carers. We listen, learn, influence and advocate in matters of mental health reform.
The NMHCCF was established in 2002 by the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council and reports to Australian Health Ministers through the Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Principal Committee.
NMHCCF members represent mental health consumers and carers on a large number of national bodies, including government committees and advisory groups, professional bodies and other consultative forums and events.
Members use their lived experience, understanding of the mental health system and communication skills to advocate and promote the issues and concerns of consumers and carers.
The NMHCCF has 28 members of which 14 are mental health consumers and 14 are mental health carers. These members comprise:
The NMHCCF representatives are:
|ACT Consumer||Paul Thompson|
|ACT Carer||Joanna Bartholomaeus|
|NSW Consumer||Daya Henkel (Deputy Consumer Co-Chair)|
|NSW Carer||Eileen McDonald|
|NT Consumer||Helen Day (Consumer Ordinary Exec Member)|
|NT Carer||Rosalyn Havard (Carer Ordinary Exec Member)|
|QLD Consumer||Jordan Frith|
|QLD Carer||Cindy Heddle|
|SA Consumer||Lyn English|
|SA Carer||Sarah Sutton|
|VIC Consumer||Keir Saltmarsh|
|VIC Carer||Katrina Clarke|
|WA Consumer||Carli Sheers|
|WA Carer||Hayley Solich (Deputy Carer Co-Chair)|
|blueVoices Consumer||Shannon Calvert (Consumer Co-Chair)|
|Carers Australia||Peter Heggie|
|Consumers Health Forum of Australia||Heather Nowak|
|Mental Health Carers Australia||Kerry Hawkins (Carer Co-Chair)|
|Lived Experience Australia Consumer||Fi Peel|
|Lived Experience Australia Carer||Sharon Lawn|
|Embrace CALD Consumer||Lew Ching Yip|
|Embrace CALD Carer||Joy Rahab|