About Consumer Advisory Groups
Consumer Advisory Groups (CAGs) are consumer groups who bring Consumer Voice at a service, local or regional level to advise mental health services on consumer needs and perspectives. CoMHWA hosts a register (directory), offers group resources and works collaboratively with CAGs to ensure consumer views are heard and taken forward at a statewide level.
WA CAG Directory
CoMHWA hosts a statewide Directory of Consumer Advisory Groups to enable mental health consumers to connect with their local groups, to join the CAG or share their views and experiences.
CAG Resources and Reading
WA Consumer Engagement Report
The Consumer Advocacy Project was commissioned by CoMHWA in response to many issues raised by CAG members, consumers and service staff throughout Western Australia in regards to the role and capacity of CAGS.
CAG Resource Pack
The Resource Pack has been developed as a guide in recognition of the diversity and autonomy for CAGs and includes examples of activities undertaken by existing CAGs. We encourage you to use the free templates and modify them to meet the needs of individual Consumer Advisory Groups (CAGs). All of these templates and tools have been sourced and developed in response to the needs identified by CAGs.
Joint CAG Forum 2013
The Joint CAG Forum Report 2013 contains a key snapshot of CAGs, their function and strategic development priorities in Western Australia.
2014 Winter CAG Forum Proceedings