How to Be Involved
Involving all stakeholders in the Mental Health Commission’s (MHC) work is essential if improvements in mental health, alcohol and other drug (AOD) outcomes are to be achieved. Involving people in the decisions that impact them is essential. Genuine and effective engagement results in services being developed and delivered in a way that meets the needs of consumers, support persons and the broader community. The MHC recognises the valuable contribution that consumers, families, carers and community members make to the planning, implementation, delivery and evaluation of mental health, and AOD programs and services. To build and extend on the progress the MHC has made in recent years with involving consumers, families, carers and community members as part of its core business and decision making processes, the MHC invites you to be involved.
The Mental Health Commission has an ongoing Lived Experience Pool to support our growing commitment to lived experience representation across a wide variety of mental health and alcohol and other drug planning and co-design projects. We are keen to know something about you, your interests and experiences so we can best match you to specific engagement opportunities when they arise. The registration process includes 18 questions however only 3 are mandatory, so please only share what you are comfortable with. If you would like to know more about being a lived Experience representative or have any questions regarding the Lived Experience Pool, then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The link to register is here.
Another great opportunity to be involved is through the Mental Health Network. The Mental Health Network is an independent entity that operates under the governance of and with the support of the MHC. Membership registration is open to all. As a member you will be informed of opportunities to get involved, attend networking events, participate in consultations, and other items relevant to your areas of interest. For more information, please visit the Mental Health Network page here.
Lastly, you can sign up to the MHC’s Consumer, Family and Carer Newsletter and be kept in the loop and updated on consumer, family and carer engagement opportunities in the mental health, alcohol and other drug sector. Please provide us with your contact details below.