Policy Position Statement

Policy and Position Statements

NSWCAG’s Policy Position Paper for 2011 State Election: “Changing focus – A recovery based mental health system”

To read NSWCAG’s policy position paper   click here..

NSWCAG’s Position Statement Regarding Callan Park

To read NSWCAG’s position statement regarding Callan Park click here. 

NSWCAG’s Policy Position Federal Election 2010

NSWCAG has developed a 2010 federal election policy platform, Supporting People with a Mental Illness in the Community. To read NSWCAG’s policy position click here.  To read NSWCAG letter to the Hon. Julia Gillard, Prime Minister click here. 

NSWCAG’s Position Statement on the Community Mental Health Services the cornerstone of better outcomes for mental health

Ms. Karen Oakley, Executive Officer of NSW Consumer Advisory Group – Mental Health released on Tuesday 10th November 2009 a position statement on the Community Mentalh Health Services.  To read the statement click here. 

NSWCAG’s Policy Statement on the Psychiatric Emergency Care Centres

Dr Gillian Malins, Executive Officer of the NSW Consumer Advisory Group – Mental Health Inc commented:

“Despite some initial concern from consumer groups about segregation from mainstream health services, consumers report to us that they continue to be impressed with the services and care they receive at PECCs. People who have used PECCs report finding them a less stigmatising option, where they get strong support and understanding from staff. PECCs provide quick access to specialist mental health care and play an important role in providing adequate responses to people in need of emergency mental health care. NSWCAG would like to see PECCs become part of the continuum of care available right across NSW.”

Tuesday 27th November 2007
Emailed to Robyn Murray, MHDAO