Consumers and carers are invited to share their knowledge
Engage and Participate in Mental Health: a National Mental Health Commission Project

​The National Mental Health Commission is conducting an overview of mental health consumer and carer engagement and participation in Australia.

The project is the result of direction and guidance from a Steering Group, comprised of mental health experts with a lived experience of mental illness and/or suicidality. Craze Lateral Solutions has been engaged to work with us on this project.

Consumers, carers, families, support people and other stakeholders are invited to share your knowledge and experience through this consultation.

There are many ways in which you can be involved:

 The National Mental Health Commission believes it is essential that people with lived experience, families and support people are included and involved in decisions that impact them. 

Through this consultation the National Mental Health Commission aims to better understand and develop a national view of consumer and carer engagement and participation in relation to mental health and hear examples of initiatives that reflect leading and contemporary practice.

The purpose of our consultation is to inform future policy, practice and research priorities. 

There is also a section on the website where consumers and carers can contribute their ideas about what makes engagement and participation, real, meaningful and worthwhile.

For more information about the National Mental Health Commission visit

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