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 Beyond Blue
    • Carers Australia
    • Consumers Health Forum of Australia
    • Grow Australia
    • Mental Health Carers Australia
    • Lived Experience Australia
    • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Mental Health Consumer and Carer Group 
  • as well as lived experience from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

 The NMHCCF representatives are:

ACT Consumer Jane Grace
ACT Carer Rosslyn Williams
NSW Consumer Daya Henkel
NSW Carer Eileen McDonald (Carer Ordinary Exec Member)
NT Consumer Helen Day
NT Carer Rosalyn Havard
QLD Consumer Tanya Kretschmann 
QLD Carer  Cindy Heddle
SA Consumer Lyn English 
SA Carer Sarah Sutton
TAS Consumer Vacant
TAS Carer Vacant
VIC Consumer Keir Saltmarsh (Consumer Co-Chair)
VIC Carer Katrina Clarke
WA Consumer Carli Sheers
WA Carer Hayley Solich (Carer Co-Chair)
blueVoices Consumer Shannon Calvert (Deputy Consumer Co-Chair)
blueVoices Carer Adrienne Hunter
Carers Australia Peter Heggie
Consumers Health Forum of Australia Heather Nowak 
Grow Australia Alison Francis
Mental Health Carers Australia Kerry Hawkins (Deputy Carer Co-Chair)
Lived Experience Australia Consumer Norm Wotherspoon
Lived Experience Australia Carer Judy Bentley
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Consumer Elizabeth Brown (Consumer Ordinary Exec Member) 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Carer Vacant
CALD Consumer Nevena Simic
CALD Carer Thi Nha Tran

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]