Welcome to the NSW Consumer Advisory Group
NSW Consumer Advisory Group – Mental Health Inc. (NSW CAG) is the independent, state-wide peak organisation for people with a lived experience of mental illness (consumers). We work with consumers to achieve and support systemic change.
NSW CAG’s vision is for all people with a lived experience of mental illness to participate as valued citizens in the communities they choose.
In the beginning of last year, we started the process of rebranding our organisation and after months of work and consultation with a range of stakeholders, we are proud to unveil to you our new name and brand:
Being | Mental Health & Wellbeing Consumer Advisory Group.
Since its inception 20 years ago, NSW CAG has been at the forefront of consumer advocacy, championing the voices of consumers and their issues throughout NSW. Our new brand identity builds on this rich history but also captures a renewed vision for the future, repackaged in a way that is fresh and exciting.
We are very proud of how our new brand looks and what it represents. We hope that it resonates with you as much as it has with us.
View our new website here.
To mark the 20 year anniversary of NSW Consumer Advisory Group – Mental Health Inc., we are having a cocktail party to honour the achievements of the past and mark our vision for the future.
The cocktail party will be held at the NSW Mint on Wednesday 3 December, 6:30-9:00PM.
The event will include canapés, drinks and live entertainment.
Tickets are $100 per person ($30 for concession).
All proceeds will go towards assisting NSW CAG in its work to further enhance consumer participation.
Get your tickets here: https://nswcag20.eventbrite.com.au
The Recovery in Art Exhibition was held from 8-10 October.
The exhibition showcased more than 100 artworks created by people with a lived experience of mental illness.
It was launched by newly-appointed NSW Governor His Excellency General David Hurley, NSW Mental Health Minister Jai Rowell and NSW Member for Sydney Alex Greenwich.
For more information, look at the event page here
NSW CAG held its annual Recovery Forum on Thursday 4 September.
The day was a huge success! The theme for the 2014 Recovery forum is 'Whole of Health'.
There was lively discussion on how mental health is connected to other components of health - physical, emotional, social, environmental and spiritual health.
There were panel discussions, group activities and a whole range of interactive workshops on everything from art, exercise and nutrition, poetry, storytelling, goal setting and the environment.
For more testimonials and also photos and resources from the day, click here.