Network Coordinators are the pillars of the network platform, and their commitment is a key contributor to MHPN’s achievements.  In 2017, MHPN entered the project’s Fourth Phase which was made possible largely through the support and enthusiasm of over 420 voluntary Coordinators.

 

"Network Coordinators are the very backbone of the project.  Their dedication and commitment in supporting local networks has been integral to the program's success which has helped to secure its future.”

Chairman John McGrath (2017) 

 

Every network requires one or a few members to coordinate the group.  Network Coordinators work closely with and have the full support of a MHPN Project Officer.  Being a Coordinator is a voluntary and rewarding community role that supports local mental health care service delivery. 

 

“It is not a huge imposition to be a coordinator.  Angela (MHPN 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.”  
Monica Moore, Coordinator: Sutherland Shire Network (Sydney)

"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, Coordinator: SA BPD Network

 

Some of MHPN’s Network Coordinators have featured in news articles on our website:

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.

Elisabeth van der Veer - Katoomba Network.  Read story.

 

If you are a Network Coordinator and would like your network to be featured in a future news article please email Amanda Hamilton.