Network coordinators are the pillars of the network platform, and their commitment is a key contributor to MHPN’s achievements. 

Every network requires one or a few members to coordinate the group. Network coordinators work closely with and have the full support of a MHPN Project Officer. Being a coordinator is a voluntary and rewarding community role that supports local mental health care service delivery.

We sincerely thank the 480 network coordinators who are the pillar of MHPN’s local network program as they lead and support networks. Their dedicated contribution is vital to networks’ sustainability and MHPN’s ongoing success.

Chair John Rasa (2019) 


I encourage you if you have a particular passion in an area of mental health, or in your local community, you might find there are other like-minded professionals out there too who are also keen for knowledge and connection. So give it a go!
Robyn McKinnon, Coordinator: Launceston Perinatal and Mental Health (Tasmania)

It is not a huge imposition to be a coordinator. My Project Officer helps me and she does a wonderful job! I enjoy going to meetings and by involving all the people in the network, I don’t have to do all the organising.  Once I have set the meeting dates for the year, I ask other members to choose topics and book the speaker.  
Monica Moore, Coordinator: Sutherland Shire Network (Sydney)

My role as Coordinator has been well supported which has made it easy to conduct the quarterly meetings. Networks provide an opportunity for attendees to network, share information and provide support to each other.  
Janne McMahon OAM, Coordinator: SA BPD Network

Some of MHPN’s network coordinators have featured in news articles on our website:

Robyn McKinnon - Launceston Perinatal and Mental Health Network. Read story.
Nicole Jeffery-Dawes - East Kimberley Network.  Read story.
Clare Lincoln & Jody Blythe - Frankston Transcultural Network.  Read story.
Kathryn Walton - Warwick Network.  Read story.
Monica Moore - Sutherland Shire Network.  Read story.
If you are a network coordinator, and would like your network to be featured in a future news article, please email Sarah Hickey at

Become a network coordinator

Interested in coordinating a network? Download our network coordination fact sheet or contact us for more information.

Already a network coordinator?

Please be sure to register your details in the new MHPN Portal if you haven't done so already. 

Resources for current network coordinators

The below resources are also available within the MHPN Portal. From 1 April, these resources will no longer be available from this page as they will only be accessible from the Portal.   

Coordinators are encouraged to register the details to access the MHPN Portal ASAP. Register now.


MHPN Portal Benefits

Network members will be able to directly manage their network memberships, access upcoming meeting information, subscribe/unsubscribe for networks, update their contact details, and download Certificates of Attendance. 

Network coordinators will have the same benefits as members and will also be able to:
  • view network membership lists by member name
  • view network directories
 Coordinators can also register for upcoming MHPN webinars and view past Statements of Attendance.

Networks meeting online:

Face-to-face and networks meeting online:

Annual calendars by state: