The Mental Health Commission of NSW 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. Community consultations are being undertaken to 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 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 scheduled consultation dates for the South Eastern NSW region are as follows:

20 March 2019 – Bega – Morning tea for people with lived experience of mental health issues and caring, families and kinship groups

21 March 2019 – Batemans Bay – Afternoon tea 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

10-11 April 2019 – Nepean Blue Mountains

1-2 May 2019 – Northern Sydney

16-17 May 2019 – Hunter New England

30-31 May 2019 – Western NSW

13-14 June 2019 – Western Sydney

20-21 June 2019 – Murrumbidgee

26-27 June 2019 – South Western Sydney

4-5 July 2019 – Central and Eastern Sydney

23-25 July 2019 – Mid-North Coast

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.

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

Read more https://nswmentalhealthcommission.com.au/living-well-review-project

Register online to receive updates on the review project and consultations via email.