Project Update ‘Our Agency’

The Our Agency project was launched on the 7 June 2022 and is being led by a partnership between VMIAC and SHARC – two leading lived experience organisations in mental health and addictions in Victoria. Our Agency is the working title of the new agency being established, which is recommendation 29 of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System (RCVMHS).

The new agency will be led by people with lived experience of mental illness or psychological distress to aid the development of other organisations, including services led by people with lived experience of mental illness or psychological distress. It will also deliver its own mental health and wellbeing services and create opportunities for networking and new partnerships across the community

Specialist/Specific Lived Experience Community consultation to take place!

There are a number of considerations and options involved in setting up Our Agency that will be best informed by exploratory conversations with consumers with different views, specific knowledge, and skills. The Our Agency project team will achieve this through an extended circle consultation (ECC) process that will involve conversations with selected individuals, agencies, and consumer groups with lived experience and/or specialist knowledge, ensuring perspectives and ideas of rural/regional, younger people, and people from diverse communities, are heard.

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3 thoughts on “Project Update ‘Our Agency’

  1. I would like to impart my mental health lived experience and journey. I think it will assist in the establishment of Our Agency Project.

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