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MHLEPQ Position Statement: Establishment of a New National Consumer Peak
The MHLEPQ has developed a draft position statement on the establishment of a new National Consumer Peak. We welcome the establishment of a new peak but also highlight that the National Mental Health Consumer Alliance (NMHCA) already includes state peaks from the six states and the ACT with a combined membership of close to 8000 members.
We highlight the importance of co-design and that such design should consider the differences between Consumer and Carer movements in Australia. We request that a new National Peak should not replicate or compete with existing state and territory peaks but that we structurally should be set up for collaboration and combined strength.
Consumer-centred perspectives will recognise that a consumer is one and the same person whether they access a state delivered or commonwealth funded service and that advocacy across State and Commonwealth should be unified.
If you have any feedback on the MHLEPQ position statement, feel free to contact Jorgen – [email protected] .