This is the final report of the evaluation of the Family and Carer Mental Health Program
(FCMHP). The evaluation was commissioned by the NSW Ministry of Health (the Ministry)
and undertaken by the Centre for Health Service Development (CHSD), Australian Health
Services Research Institute (AHSRI), University of Wollongong. It is the first evaluation of the
FCMHP since it commenced operating in 2005.
The Ministry commissioned the FCMHP evaluation with the aim of better understanding the
achievements of the program and to contribute to the evidence base for family and carers
supporting people with mental health issues.