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National Consumer & Carer Forum

Queenslanders have a voice on the National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum (NMHCCF).

The forum is the combined national voice for consumers and carers committed to mental health reform in Australia.

The forum gives mental health consumers and carers the opportunity to be involved in developing mental health policy with the sector.

Queensland representatives 2018-2022

Tanya Kretschmann from Rockhampton is Queensland’s consumer representative. Ms Kretschmann is a passionate consumer advocate, lived experience consultant, recovery speaker and peer mentor.

Brisbane northern bayside resident Dr Stefanie Roth is Queensland's carer representative. Dr Roth is an active participant in Brisbane-based carer support groups, and advocates for recognition of the important role that carers, family and friends play in supporting day-to-day relational recovery through empathy, compassion and emotional insight.

The Commission supports Queensland’s representatives to have state-based input into mental health reform at the national level. 

Media release: Tanya Kretschmann of Rockhampton new national mental health representative

The NMHCCF provides advocacy on mental health consumer and carer issues through representation on a large number of national bodies, such as government committees and advisory groups, professional bodies and other consultative forums and events.  

NMHCCF members also research and prepare submissions, raise awareness and share information relevant to consumers and carers at the national level.  

NMHCCF members ensure that issues and concerns of consumers and carers are acknowledged and addressed as part of the national policy development process in Australia.

Read more about the National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum and its achievements.

Contact Queensland representatives

To contact Queensland's consumer and carer representatives Tanya Kretschmann and Stefanie Roth, contact the NMHCCF secretariat by: 

Telephone 02 6285 3100 


Online at

PO Box 174