The initiative to establish a new mental health consumer representative peak organisation is set to have a significant impact on the support for those with mental health issues throughout Queensland.
We only have to look at the phenomenal achievements of Health Consumers Queensland (HCQ) in the last few years to see how such an organisation can ensure that those directly affected can have their voices not only heard but responded to in the form of ongoing effective services. Without HCQ facilitating significant action on many issues addressing healthcare rights, quality, standards and systems, much vital progress would never have been made.
So to have a peak body that will be able to impact, through policy advice and systems advocacy, the way mental health services are delivered to consumers across Queensland is something that should shape the change necessary to better support the lives and futures of those affected.
“Years in the planning, designed to improve the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of Queenslanders, the Peak will launch in 2021.“
So the Queensland Mental Health Commission and Windsor Group are working together to fill the following key positions:
- Inaugural Board Chair – 1 position
- Inaugural Non-Executive Director (Board Member) – 5 positions
- Inaugural Non-Executive Director (Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identified position) (Board Member) – 1 position
- Interim Chief Executive Officer (12-month contract) – 1 position
“People with their own personal lived/living experience of mental ill-health, service use and recovery are strongly encouraged to apply.”
These are remarkable opportunities to play roles that can achieve significant change in a world where mental health requires as much attention as possible.
If you’re not in a position to apply yourself, please spread the word to ensure that individuals with knowledge, experience and dedication can establish this important Peak Body as one that is committed to ensuring what is needed reaches those in need.
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