EOI for Lived Experience Workers for Mental Health Workforce Wellbeing

Expressions of Interest Open for Lived Experience Workers to be part of the Mental Health Workforce Wellbeing Committee.

Applications close midnight Monday 14th March.

The Committee will need to be responsive to other reform activity, including work towards the elimination of seclusion and restraint in mental health and wellbeing service delivery. Services and the workforce will require support to understand the drivers in specific settings and to protect workforce safety while ensuring these practices reduce over time. These efforts will be a priority area of focus for the Committee.

We are looking for four people with lived mental health experience, including:

  • One consumer and one carer with lived experience workforce management and development expertise in a designated lived experience role.
  • One consumer and one carer who are in lived experience roles with experience providing direct or systemic advocacy to consumers and/or family, carers, and supporters, and have experience and/or understanding of workforce safety issues that have impacted lived experience workers as well as clinical workers.

Please see the attached EOI for a list of committee purposes and committee member responsibilities, time commitment, remuneration and selection criteria.

The selection criteria are:

  • Relevant experience in the delivery of lived experience workforce roles and functions
  • Relevant knowledge of current workforce issues
  • Lived experience of mental illness and/or psychological distress and/or lived experience as a family member, carer or supporter of someone who has experienced mental illness or psychological distress
  • Availability to participate in the activities of the Wellbeing Committee, including face to face and online
  • meetings and electronic communication.
  • Established connections to consumer lived experience workforce networks or family carer lived experience
  • workforce networks.

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