Janne McMahon OAM

Founder, Executive Officer

Private Mental Health Consumer Care Network

Joint Winner, Australian Mental Health Prize 2018

The essential elements of the ‘Next Steps’ peer support program is that people who have experienced mental health issues, are those providing the education. This brings an identification by attendees who often align their own thoughts, experiences and values. 



Douglas Holmes OAM


Peer support groups provide a safe, stigma-free environment for those with mental illness to learn more about their illness and treatment methodologies, and within which life experiences can be shared with others who also have a mental illness.