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Fred Ford

Carer, Vic

Fred has been a carer/supporter for over 21 years, a volunteer facilitator for the Well Ways carer education package (MIF Vic) and the chairperson of Wodonga Regional Mental Health Service’s Consumer and Carer Council for five years.

Fred holds a diploma in community welfare work and Cert IV TAA and is currently undertaking a Cert IV in mental health peer work. Fred currently sits on the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority MH working group and Murray PHN NE Vic Community Advisory Group.

He was a family/carer support worker with Albury Mental Health for six years, a trainer with Mental Health Coordinating Council, as well as speaking at various conferences and forums regarding carer issues and roles.

Fred has a history of advocating for carers to become members of MHCA Consumer and Carer Register in 2008. Fred has also sat on a number of national committees, including the NHMRC guidelines development committee for Borderline Personality Disorder, 4th National MH Plan, COPMI Lived Experience Forum.

He believes a carers role should be supported and respected as an integral part of the care team.


The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.