Carer Forum: Using Our Power to Make a Difference in a Complex World
Tuesday 11th October 2022
TheMHS Carer Forum 2022 is for those with the lived experience of caring as family, friends, kin and others to learn from each other, be inspired, equipped, re-energised, resourced and re-charged. This will support us to navigate the complexity of caring and use the power of our carer lived experience to make the differences we need.
Mental health carers, families and friends have extraordinary abilities to be involved in every aspect of how mental health supports and services are designed, delivered and transformed in an increasingly complex world. This Forum harnesses the power of carers to bring positive changes in all aspects of concept development and design through to implementation and evaluation– “Co -everything” is our guiding vision.
This stimulating, thought-provoking and empowering program will share inspiring experiences, methods, research and insights about how and where carer lived experience is heard and used – inspiring the changes we need. It will ask questions about what needs to come next, where are the gaps we need to fill? We will hear from many leading speakers and attendees from across diverse age groups and cultures, all with different carer experiences and backgrounds. We will connect with each other as we also join in the warmth and nurturing of wellbeing, self-care and refreshing creative activities together on this special TheMHS Carer Forum day.
Seven Bilingual Carer Support Group Leaders from NSW Transcultural Mental Health Centre are attending to provide support to carers who speak Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Dari (Afghani), Persian/Iranian, Spanish and Vietnamese.