Consumer representatives provide a valuable contribution to the services that Grand Pacific Health provides. Peoples ‘lived experience’ and interest in the health and wellbeing of their community is important to improving the work we do.
Our current Carer and Consumer Advisory panellists include:
As Independent Chair for the Consumer and Carer Advisory Panel I have a passion for empowering the lived experience voice within mental health services. I am currently completing my Bachelor of Social Work and look forward to further strengthening a lived experience and recovery led culture within my future employment.
I’m a Psychology (Honours) graduate and am particularly passionate about helping young people access mental health services. I’m also a Youth Development Coach with ACSO where I assist young people in gaining and maintaining employment, or enrolling into studies.
Mental health has always been an area that I have had interest in. I have personally experienced mental health struggles as well as watching family and friends go through similar situations. Roughly 12 months ago I decided I would like to try and make a difference in my community and put my interest and passion to good use. I applied to become a Youth Reference Group (YRG) volunteer at Headspace in Goulburn and not long after I also became a member on the Consumer & Carer Advisory Panel with Grand Pacific Health.
It has been an amazing experience so far and I have definitely learnt a lot about mental health and also about myself. I truly feel that taking care of your mental health is so important and I am honoured to be able to have my voice and opinion heard on the services in my community.