Project on COVID changes to Brisbane South mental health services

FEEDBACK OPPORTUNITIES for CONSUMERS AND CARERS …

The Queensland Alliance for Mental Health (QAMH) – partnering with Health Consumers Queensland (HCQ), Metro South Addictions and Mental Health Services (MSAMHS) and Brisbane South PHN – is undertaking to assess the system changes in the Brisbane South Region adopted due to pandemic.

To do this, they are looking for people to be involved in

FOCUS GROUPS and INTERVIEWS in February and March

Participants will be remunerated having been chosen for the limited positions based on their Expression of Interest forms.

There will also be opportunities for wider participation through an online survey.

To find out more and access the EOI form go the following website:

Mental Health Service System Changes: Experiences of COVID-19 Project

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NEW MENTAL HEALTH CONSUMER PEAK BODY – Significant roles available

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.

For more information click here to go to the Windsor Group webpage on the positions and application process.

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