Consumer communities

Consumer communities

We are using this website to create the first, fully independent, consumer owned and run association.

Nevertheless, there are already loads of other consumer communities around Australia — just none at the national level that pulls everything together. This page will list all of the existing consumer organisations and communities that we can.

Can you help us populate this page?

If you can help us to compile information for this page, please let us know in the Volunteering & Contributing Forum. We need people to help us identify all of the consumer groups in each category, along with their website address/URL. If you are a part of that group or organisation, we also ask you to link back to this website to help us promote it.

Consumer peak bodies / State Consumer Advisory Groups (CAGs)

Consumers only:

VIC: Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VMIAC)
NSW: Being
ACT: ACT Mental Health Consumer Network
WA: Consumers of Mental Health WA (CoMHWA)
TAS: Flourish

Consumers and carers:

QLD: Queensland Voice for Mental Health

There is no consumer peak body or CAG for mental health in SA or NT.

Consumer-led support organisations

This list is about organisations run by consumers that support other consumers with their mental health / madness / trauma or other concerns.

Completely consumer owned and run:

The Brook Red Centre (QLD)
The Dissociative Initiative: For, by, and about people with multiplicity, dissociation, and amnesia

Consumer run, but not consumer owned

Voices Vic (VIC)
Hearing Voices Network (NSW)
Hearing Voices Network (WA)

Tell us about other groups and organisations…

Other consumer organisations

To be populated

Consumer committees

Consumer-only committees

To be populated

Consumer and carer committees

Advisory or participation committees often bring consumers and carers together. This can bring many advantages, however it can also bring issues for an independent consumer voice.

National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum
Tell us about other committees…

Consumer action groups

To be populated

Consumer groups on Facebook

CAPS Network: Consumer Advocates and Peer Support Network
Tell us about other groups on Facebook…