27 February 2020

MEDIA RELEASE

People in the Far West NSW region of Broken Hill are invited to participate in a consultation with the NSW Mental Health Commission.

These visits are part of the state-wide consultations informing the review of Living Well: A Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW 2014 – 2024, a 10-year plan for mental health reform in NSW.

The consultations taking place in 2019-20 will inform the Commission’s 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 in or are interested in mental health and wellbeing are essential to getting this right. 

NSW Mental Health Commissioner Catherine Lourey says she is looking forward to hearing from the Broken Hill community about local successes, challenges and what makes change possible. 

“I am looking forward to hearing from the Broken Hill community about what is working well and where challenges remain,” says Ms Lourey.

The Commission invites people to register for the community consultation at the Musicians Club, The Ivory Room, 276 Crystal Street, Broken Hill. The consultation will be from 3:00pm – 5:00pm on Monday 2 March 2020. Please register attendance via the Eventbrite page.

Following the consultation, a selection of programs and initiatives will be showcased on the Commission website. Programs and initiatives from other regions around NSW can be viewed on the Commission website: https://nswmentalhealthcommission.com.au/living-well-agenda/living-well-mid-term-review

The Commission will also report back to the community on the main issues it has heard in these consultations, via a report on the Commission website.

Interviews available with NSW Mental Health Commissioner, Catherine Lourey, Deputy Commissioner Jenna Roberts and Deputy Commissioner Thomas Brideson.

ENDS

Media enquiries
Joanna Durney | joanna.durney@mhc.nsw.gov.au | P: 02 9859 5217 | M: 0438 769 185

Any community members who are concerned about their own or a loved one’s mental health are encouraged to speak with trusted support services such as a family GP or school counsellor. Alternatively, find local services via Wayahead’s NSW Mental Health Service Directory  or call one of the following support lines:
NSW Mental Health Line: 1800 011 511
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
About the Mental Health Commission of New South Wales

The Mental Health Commission of NSW was established under the Mental Health Commission Act 2012 and came into operation on 1 July 2012. The Commission is an independent statutory authority established with the purpose of monitoring, reviewing and improving the mental health and wellbeing of the people of NSW. In all its work the Commission aims to reflect the experience of people with lived experience of mental health issues and caring, families and kinship groups.
 

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Last updated: 27 February 2020