The Mental Health Commission of New South Wales has strengthened its partnership with the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (AH&MRC) via a renewed Memorandum of Understanding.
Via the Memorandum, the Commission formally recognises the AH&MRC’s unique capacity to provide expertise on the mental health and social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal people in NSW, and to provide leadership to the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services sector.
"I am delighted to be able to formalise again the Commission’s support of the AH&MRC and its members," said NSW Mental Health Commissioner John Feneley.
“The AH&MRC has given the Commission essential and very constructive advice in all its major work programs and we sincerely value this relationship.
“The Memorandum of Understanding is an important reminder to those of us at the Commission that we are accountable for hearing the views and needs of Aboriginal people in NSW, and taking these back to government.”
The document was signed on 17 June by Mr Feneley and outgoing AH&MRC CEO Sandra Bailey, and updates the Memorandum of Understanding first established between the two organisations in 2015.
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