Queensland consumer and carer representatives have a voice on the National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum.
The National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum (NMHCCF) 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 meet, form partnerships and be involved in the development of mental health policy and sector development in Australia.
The Commission supports the participation of Queensland’s representatives to have state-based input into mental health reform at the national level. Mr Noel Muller as the consumer representative and Mr Peter Dillon as the carer representative. Mr Muller is also the Deputy Consumer Co-Chair of the Forum. Membership is to be renewed in 2018.
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.