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 and 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 resident Sarah Roxburgh is Queensland's carer representative. Sarah believes carers need greater recognition for their role and have great insight to help improve services and mental health policy for carers, and for the people they care for.
The Commission supports Queensland’s representatives to have state-based input into mental health reform at the national level.
Media release: Carer to shape national mental health policy
Role of national consumer and carer forum
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 representativesTanya Kretschmann and Sarah Roxburgh, contact the NMHCCF Secretariat by:
Telephone 02 6285 3100
PO Box 174
DEAKIN WEST ACT 2600