Tim Heffernan is Deputy Commissioner with The Mental Health Commission of NSW. An experienced peer worker, Tim is a current Director and past chair of Being (previously NSW Consumer Advisory Group) and chair of the NSW Public Mental Health Consumer Workers Committee. He was co-Chair of the National Mental Health Commission’s Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Strategy and was Deputy co-chair of the Peer Workforce Development Guidelines Steering Committee. Tim worked as Mental Health Peer Coordinator with the South Eastern NSW PHN from 2017 until June 2022 and is currently an Official Visitor with the NSW Official Visitor Program.