The National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum (NMHCCF) is funded by each State and Territory in Australia. This partnership includes the investment in a jurisdictional liaison officer whose role is to recruit and support representatives from that jurisdiction. It also includes the nomination of two members to the NMHCCF, consisting of one carer and one consumer.
Jurisdictional representatives are responsible for alerting the NMHCCF to issues that are of national importance and/or relate to mental health reform processes.
There is no limitation on the number of years that a representative can serve on the NMHCCF, although most jurisdictions review this every two years. It is recommended that the opportunity to represent jurisdictions should be by a competitive selection process to ensure a broad representative voice over time and reviewed bi-annually.
The NMHCCF is committed to supporting the work of Liaison Officers and strengthening jurisdictional partnerships by providing regular updates, support from our Secretariat and an onboarding process for new Liaison Officers to clearly outline expectations and establish a strong partnership.
NMHCCF current Jurisdictional Representatives include: