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Allison Kolkany

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Allison Kokany is an independent mental health consumer consultant with extensive experience in systemic advocacy at a state and national level, as well as individual support and advocacy as a consumer consultant in psychiatric hospitals.  Allison was chairperson of the NSW Consumer Advisory Group (NSW CAG) for 6 years.

She currently holds the following positions:

  • Official Visitor
  • Deputy Chair of Health Consumers NSW
  • Member of the National Register for Mental Health Consumers and Carers
  • NSW Consumer representative on the National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum (NMHCCF).
  • Consumer representative on the National Standards for Mental Health Services Implementation Steering Committee.
  • Consumer representative on the Forensic Mental Health Information Development Expert Advisory Panel (FMHIDEAP)
  • Consumer representative on the National Scoping Study on the Implementation of National Standards for Mental Health Services Project Advisory Group
  • Consumer representative proxy on the Safety Quality Partnerships' Standing Committee

Consumer representative on The Mental Health Services (TheMHS) Conference Organising Committee