April 29, 2020
Expressions of Interest are now being taken for the Mental Health Consumer & Carer Advisory Panel.
Grand Pacific Health (GPH) values people who have a lived experience of mental health or who have cared for someone with a mental health concern. One important way of ensuring that we are maintaining a strong consumer voice and high-quality service is by subcontracting consumers and carers to our Mental Health Consumer & Carer Advisory Panel. The members provide advice, guidance and feedback to GPH regarding their mental health programs. For a full list of the programs, please visit https://www.gph.org.au/our-health-services/mental-health/.
Due to the restructure and expansion of some of our services we are seeking new Panel members.
Who is eligible?
Individuals who have experienced (or have cared for someone who has a) mental health concerns. Please note that you do not need to be formally recognised as a carer (i.e. as a guardian or in receipt of a government benefit)
Individuals who live within the South East NSW or Wagga Wagga area
Individuals who are able to commit to membership for at least two years
It is preferable, but not mandatory, that you have, or someone you have cared for, have had experience in accessing mental health services in the past.
What are the commitments?
Attend meetings at a GPH site, four times a year with other members, via videoconference
Prepare for meetings by reading papers beforehand and occasional follow up before the next meeting
Is there any payment?
You will be paid for 3 hours per meeting plus around 1 hour paid for preparation and follow up. This rate is at the SCHADS Award Level 2, Paypoint 1, casual hourly rate of $34.18. Fairwork SCHADS Award 2019
We will also reimburse travel expenses for any travel at the ATO rate of 68c per km ATO km rate.
How do I apply?
If you are interested, please email Nikki Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org briefly describing:
Why you are interested in becoming a member of our Carer and Consumer Advisory Panel.
A couple of sentences about yourself, including which area you live in
Your relevant experience with mental health services
Your ability to give constructive feedback
We strongly encourage LGBTIQ, Indigenous people or those from non-English speaking backgrounds to apply.
This is an exciting way to have very real and direct say about how our mental health services works with one of the region’s largest providers of mental health services.
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