Consumer Register Information Session

Ever thought of using your lived experience to change the system and to help other individuals. VMIAC’s Consumer Register is your chance to be a part of the change you want to see in Victoria’s Mental Health System. If you are presently, or have every thought of becoming, a peer worker, consumer leader, or lived experience expert, we want you to be involved.

About this event

We are excited to be hosting a number of information session in regards to the VMIAC consumer register.

VMIAC is staffed by people with a lived experience of mental illness and emotional distress. We know the value of peer support and the power of lived experience to build radical social change. Our history illustrates this, you can learn more about VMIAC history by going here on our website- VMIAC | Our story

By joining the Consumer Register (the Register) you become part of community of consumers who use their lived experience of mental or emotional distress to bring about policy and service development in the mental health sector.\

These events are entirely taking place online and we strongly recommend people from rural our regional areas to take part.

The Information sessions are as follows:

Thu, 20 January 2022
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM AEDT

and

Mon, 24 January 2022
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM AEDT

and a new option of

Tue, 25 January 2022
4:30 PM – 5:30pm AEDT

Established in 2018, the Register is a partnership between VMIAC and the Department of Health. It seeks to improve processes for consumer participation in the mental health service system and the reforms recommended by the Mental Health Royal Commission. It also provides a way for consumers to be paid for their lived experience and take up opportunities that become available.

If you join the Register you and other consumers will be contacted about opportunities to convey the needs, views and diverse experiences in:

  • Short term and one-off involvement such as speaking about personal experience as a consumer, in focus groups and research interviews
  • Research on personal experience
  • Local working groups for the co-production and co-design of policies and mental services
  • Governance, including Boards of Mental Health Services

The Register compliments our Membership, and it enhances VMIAC’s ability to convey the needs, views, perspectives of consumers from all parts of the Victorian Community to the Department of Health and other relevant organisations..

We are holding an information session for people who are interested in joining the register. In the information session you will learn more about:

  • The processes of joining
  • What supports you would receive from VMIAC to be involved
  • Hear from a consumer about what it’s been like for them
  • What you would need to do to join.

If you have accessibility requirements to participate please let us know. We are here to support you on this journey.

We look forward to seeing you there, and having you as part of our consumer register.

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