A National Combined Voice for Mental Health Consumers and Carers
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In late 2020 members of the NMHCCF and MHLEEN discussed their priority areas of work and identified alignment in the area of Lived Experience leadership. They agreed to pursue a formal partnership and MOU to co-contribute and co-produce mental health lived experience (consumers, carers and peer...Read more
Consumer and carer lived experience to be centred by new Academy of Lived Experience The National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum (NMHCCF) welcomes the recently announced $10 million Australian Government investment into a national research translation centre to implement mental health care...Read more
The National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum (NMHCCF) has welcomed the release of the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health report as an important step forward for mental health consumers and carers. The Productivity Commission report has been highly anticipated within the...Read more
In 2019 the Mental Health Principal Committee (MHPC) provided funding for the National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum (NMHCCF) for the NMHCCF to lead a process to co-design a new, strong national mental health lived experience voice suited to today’s environment and requirements. It is...Read more
NMHCCF response to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care’s consultation on the Draft National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health Standards. May 2020.Read more
NMHCCF response to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements Issues Paper: Health arrangements in natural disasters June 2020.Read more
The Private Mental Health Consumer Carer Network was instrumental in joining with Mind Australia and HelpingMinds WA to develop a Guide for service providers to assist them in better understanding the role of carers within mental health and to provide practical tips for engaging and working with...Read more
How do we identify and define the positions and people who need to be the ones to make recommendations on fixing a mental health system and support structure that is broken? The Victorian Royal Commission into Mental Health appointed four experts as Commissioners this week, none of whom identify as...Read more
The National Mental Health Consumer & 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. NMHCCF members represent mental health consumers and carers on a large number of national...Read more
Over the last couple of years, the NMHCCF expressed concern that many consumers and family members were unaware of the direct, adverse effects associated with medications and the inconclusive, and at times contradictory, nature of the evidence underpinning their use. As a result, the NMHCCF teamed...Read more