COTA Queensland is offering consumers and carers with a lived experience of mental illness the opportunity to participate in an action group to improve health outcomes for older people in Brisbane North.
Brisbane North PHN has engaged COTA Queensland to work with people across the Brisbane North region, with an interest and expertise in mental health. A range of stakeholders will be brought together in an action group to progress Planning for Wellbeing — the regional plan for Brisbane North and Moreton Bay. The particular focus is on mental health and suicide prevention. A copy of the Regional Plan can be downloaded at www.mymentalhealth.org.au.
Expressions of interest are being invited to participate on this action group. If successful, as a member of the action group you will be influential in sharing your lived experience of navigating health services and wider supports, to contribute to better outcomes for older people in the Brisbane North region.
In your role as a consumer or carer with a lived experience, you will participate in a working group with key stakeholders, including service providers and health professionals, to develop and implement a workplan for the next 12 months.
The project runs until June 2020.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR AS CONSUMER OR CARER REPRESENTATIVES?
This opportunity would suit a consumer or carer representative with:
- direct lived experience of mental illness and/or suicide
- experience of accessing services in the Brisbane North region
- be comfortable participating in meetings in an organisational setting
- at least 6 months committee or working group experience, preferably at a regional level
- good communication and interpersonal skills
- internet access, an email address and a computer for receiving meeting papers and responding to out-of-meeting communications
REMUNERATION AND SUPPORT
Representatives will be remunerated at the rate of $75 (minimum payment for 2 hours or less) inclusive of travel time, preparation and reading.
HOW TO APPLY
If this opportunity is of interest to you, please download and complete the Expression of Interest form and email a completed copy to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to:
ATTN: Karen Wilson
PO Box 15525, City East QLD 4002
Expressions of Interest close at 5pm on Friday 13 September 2019 with interviews to be held the week commencing 16 September 2019.
If you would like to discuss this opportunity further or would like assistance completing the Expression of Interest form, please give Karen Wilson a call on
07 3316 2912 – Monday to Wednesday.