If you would like to contribute to the review but can't attend a consultation, please CLICK HERE to complete an online survey.

The Commission is undertaking a mid-term review of Living Well: A Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW 2014 – 2024, the 10-year plan for mental health reform in NSW. These consultations will inform our advice to Government on where the future priorities lie for ongoing improvements in mental health services and supports to improve the lives and outcomes for people with mental health issues.  

The voice, experiences and expertise of communities across New South Wales, people with lived experience of mental health issues and caring, of service providers, and people who work or are interested in mental health and wellbeing are essential to getting this right. 

You are invited to participate in consultations with the Mental Health Commission of NSW to talk about what is working well, where things could be improved, and to tell us what your priorities for change are.  

The review includes a program of events across NSW where ten community consultations are being held between March and July 2019.  

The Commission welcomes people with a lived experience of mental health issues and caring, families and kinship groups, community members and representatives from primary health networks, local health districts, community-managed organisations, local government and local organisations and other services to attend the consultation.

Following each consultation, a selection of  programs and initiatives will be showcased on the  Commission website. The Commission will also report back to the community on the main issues it heard in these consultations, via a report on the website.  

The scheduled consultation dates are as follows:

South Eastern NSW Region 20 March 2019 Bega - Community consultation for people with lived experience of mental health issues and caring, families and kinship groups
  21 March 2019 Batemans Bay - Community consultation for people with lived experience of mental health issues and caring, families and kinship groups
  21-22 March 2019  Batemans Bay - Two day consultation workshop
Nepean Blue Mountains 9 April 2019 Lithgow - Community consultation to review local challenges and what future priorities should be
  10 April 2019 Penrith - One day consultation workshop
Northern Sydney 7 May 2019 Dee Why - Community consultation to review local suicide prevention strategies and future priorities for mental health reform
  8 May 2019 Chatswood - One day consultation workshop
Hunter New England 14 May 2019 Tamworth - Community consultation to review local challenges and what future priorities should be
  15 May 2019 Singleton - Community consultation to review local challenges and what future priorities should be
  16 May 2019 Newcastle - One day consultation workshop
  17 May 2019 Central Coast - Community consultation to review local challenges and what future priorities should be
Western NSW 27 May 2019 Orange - Aboriginal community consultation
  28 May 2019 Orange - Community consultation
  29 May 2019 Orange - One day consultation workshop
  30 May 2019 Dubbo - Aboriginal community consultation  
Western Sydney 13 June 2019 Olympic Park - One day consultation workshop Register to attend
Murrumbidgee 20 June 2019 Wagga Wagga - One day consultation workshop Register to attend
South Western Sydney 26 June 2019 Tahmoor - Community consultation Register to attend
  26 June 2019 Bowral - Community consultation Register to attend
  27 June 2019 Campbelltown - One day consultation workshop Register to attend
  28 June 2019 Bankstown - Community consultation Register to attend
Central and Eastern Sydney 4 July 2019   Registration not open yet
Mid-North Coast 25 July 2019   Registration not open yet

 The Commission's consultations will include people with a lived experience of mental health issues and caring, families and kinship groups, community members and representatives from primary health networks, local health districts, community-managed organisations, peak bodies and other service providers.

For those who can't get to one of the face-to-face consultations listed above, there is an online survey available where people can send through their thoughts on what is working well, what are the challenges and what the future priorities should be for mental health in NSW.

Local initiatives will be showcased on this Commission website and a report will be delivered to Government in November 2019.

To find out more you can:

  • Watch this space for further updates and case studies.
  • Register online to get updates on the review project and consultations via email.
  • Email us at socialmedia@mhc.nsw.gov.au and we will add you to the project update list.

The information collected on this form will only be used for the purpose for which it was provided to the Mental Health Commission of NSW. The Commission will not disclose this information to any third party without your permission.

You can also subscribe to our monthly newsletter for updates on the Commission's work and other sector news.

If you would like to contribute to the review but can't attend a consultation, please CLICK HERE to complete an online survey.

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Last updated: 3 June 2019