Council Member - Mental Health Advisory Council Member

  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 28 May, 2021
Part time Legal Services Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Closes: 28 June 2021

Classification: Part-time Public Office Holder
Salary: $480 per diem
Position No: Mental Health Advisory Council Member
Directorate: Independent Statutory Offices including boards, tribunals and committees
Advertised (Gazettal date): 26 May 2021
Contact Officer: Lee-Anne Rogers on lee-anne.rogers@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 9600

Details: The Council meets at least four times a year and provides advice to the ACT Minister for Mental Health on a range of topics including mental health consumer and carer interests, emerging mental health issues; mental health policy and mental health services reforms. The Council is comprised of five to seven members.

Job Description:

  • A suitably qualified person based in the Canberra, ACT region, is being sought for inclusion on the Council for a period of up to three years. Expertise may include:
  • a person who has lived experience with a mental disorder or mental illness;
  • a carer of a person with lived experience of a mental disorder or mental illness;
  • experience or expertise in primary mental health;
  • current expertise with scientific, evidence-based mental health research and practice; and
  • experience or expertise in mental health promotion and mental illness prevention and treatment, care or support.

EOI are welcome from people with lived experience of mental illness in particular from refugees or new migrants and younger people.

Job Closing Date

28 Jun, 2021