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Mental Health Charter signing ceremony

NBMLHD Chief Executive Kay Hyman signs the Mental Consumer and Carer Council Charter.

Unchartered territory for Mental Health

23 Apr 2019


As users of the services, mental health consumers, their families and carers have a lot of valuable information to share on improvements. This important focus was made official recently when Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District signed a NSW-first Mental Health Consumer and Carer Council Charter.

The Charter aims to improve mental health services, including service planning, policy development, setting priorities, training and evaluation, and addressing quality issues in the delivery of services.

Co-Chair of the Mental Health Consumer and Carer Council, Brian Haisman acknowledged people who had worked on the Charter and the significance of the occasion indicating the bond is “stronger than an advisory committee and a move from providing advice to a collaborative relationship”.

The District’s Chief Executive, Kay Hyman, says the Charter was one document she was pleased to affix a signature to as it will ensure it is a living document and keeps consumers and carers at the core of activities and decision making.