mental health consumer organisation

The National Mental Health Consumer Organisation (NMHCO) Establishment Project (Completed May 2015)

The NMHCO Establishment Project worked towards establishing a new national peak organisation for mental health consumers. The Consumer Reference Group (CRG) and Mental Health Australia worked in partnership to develop the foundations for a sustainable organisation built on good governance, governed by and for, people with lived experience of mental illness and mental health issues.

The Project commenced in June 2012 and finished at the end of May 2015. Unfortunately, ongoing funding has not yet been secured to launch the organisation.

Newsletters / Bulletins

This Week MHCA Board meeting - time for action The MCHA Board met for two days earlier this week, and concentrated its thinking on the current review of mental...

Newsletters / Bulletins

In this week’s update we discuss the upcoming National Mental Health Commission’s review, update you on progress with the National Mental Health Consumer Peak Organisation project and welcome the new WA Mental Health Commissioner.

Media Releases

The Mental Health Council of Australia today welcomed the Government’s announcement that it will give people with lived experience of mental health a greater voice in mental health reform.


In this joint submission, the MHCA and the National Mental Health Consumer & Carer Forum highlight the importance of implementation planning, leadership, collaboration, partnerships, clear guidelines and policies and realistic funding for the establishment of the new national mental health consumer organisation.

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