THEMHS Conference Sydney 2022

Navigating Complexity

Embedding Integration that makes a difference


Consumer Forum: Be Open and be heard, in a complex world

Tuesday 11th October 2022

The consumer forum at the TheMHS Conference 2022 is an opportunity for you to meet others and have your say about what is important to you and other people with mental health challenges.

Through an open forum, we invite you to share your ideas and opinions on contemporary mental health challenges/recovery that are impacting people today.

The program will include highlights from Australia and New Zealand, do a‘ deep dive’ into consumer issues and priorities and host a Mad Pride event where we celebrate our creativity.


Mad Pride Event

Tuesday 11th October 2022

The Mad Pride Event will feature musical performances, comedy skits and poetry readings and will take place on Tuesday 11th October, 2022.

Mad Pride is an international movement starting in 1993. For more information visit the button below.


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.