The Role of Network Coordinators


Network coordinators play a vital role in supporting the growth, development, and sustainability of interdisciplinary practitioner communities. Coordinators are the pillars of the MHPN national networks program and their commitment to the program is a key contributor to MHPN’s achievements. 

Each network is led by one or more volunteer coordinators. With the support of each network's designated MHPN Project Officer, coordinators are responsible for: facilitating network meetings, organising upcoming meeting details and providing regular feedback to ensure continuous improvement of the networks program for all network members. 

What's it like to be a Network Coordinator?


Some of MHPN’s network coordinators have featured in news articles. Read their stories to learn more about what it's like to be a coordinator. 

Robyn McKinnon - Launceston Perinatal and Mental Health Network. Read story.
Nicole Jeffery-Dawes - East Kimberley Network.  Read story.
Clare Lincoln & Jody Blythe - Frankston Transcultural Network.  Read story.
Kathryn Walton - Warwick Network.  Read story.
Monica Moore - Sutherland Shire Network.  Read story.

Testimonials from our network coordinators

I encourage you if you have a particular passion in an area of mental health, or in your local community, you might find there are other like-minded professionals out there too who are also keen for knowledge and connection. So give it a go!

Robyn McKinnon

It is not a huge imposition to be a coordinator. My Project Officer helps me and she does a wonderful job! I enjoy going to meetings and by involving all the people in the network, I don’t have to do all the organising.  Once I have set the meeting dates for the year, I ask other members to choose topics and book the speaker. 

Dr Monica Moore

My role as Coordinator has been well supported which has made it easy to conduct the quarterly meetings. Networks provide an opportunity for attendees to network, share information and provide support to each other. 

Janne McMahon OAM