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Diversity in consumer and carer representation

We encourage training providers to source consumer and carer representatives from diverse backgrounds. The active involvement of consumers and carers from different age groups can reveal a different perspective on the lived experience and recovery journey.

Most consumer and carer relationships are also parent-child relationships, but other dynamics exist. For example, a partner may need to become the carer of the other partner, or elderly parents may be the consumers while their children are the carers. Siblings and grandparents can also take on consumer and carer roles.

Visit the Mental Health Australia website to access the national register of consumer and carer representatives.