The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of the Family and Carer Mental Health
Program evaluation that 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. The study was completed
between June 2020 and September 2021. Detailed information on all aspects of the
evaluation were provided to the Ministry in two associated reports: an interim report
submitted in March 2021 and a final report in December 2021.
The evaluation was conducted to better understand the achievements of the program and to
contribute to the evidence base for family and carers supporting people with mental health
issues. It is the first evaluation of the FCMHP since it commenced operating in 2005.
Gordon R, Loggie C, Grootemaat P, Rahman M, O’Shea P. (2022) Evaluation of NSW Family and
Carer Mental Health Program: Summary Report. Centre for Health Service Development,
Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong.