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.
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.