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Online or Phone Survey – SANE Australia

Our Turn to Speak is a national survey that seeks to understand the life experiences of people living with severe and complex mental health issues in Australia.

This confidential survey is open to any adult aged 18 and over residing in Australia who has been living with severe and complex mental health issues over the last 12 months.

The findings of the Our Turn to Speak survey will inform SANE’s future advocacy efforts as they work towards improved social outcomes and support for Australians living with severe and complex mental health issues.

Read more about this project here and access the survey here.

Focus Group - Disability Royal Commission (People Living with Psychosocial Disability). Tuesday January 28th (JFA Purple Orange)

This focus group is part of a series of discussions Purple Orange will hold with people living with disability in Adelaide, Mount Gambier and Kadina during January and February 2020.

This focus group is all about language. We want to find out how people living with disability understand and talk about violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. What do these terms mean? Would you use different words to talk about these issues?

We will keep the conversation general and will not ask you about your personal experiences. You do not need to have experienced violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation to take part.

This focus group will run for 90 minutes. You will receive a $60 gift card to thank you for taking part. We can cover travel costs such as local taxi fares if you need.

If you have any questions or need help to register contact Rebecca Dowd at JFA Purple Orange by calling 08 8373 8312 or emailing rebeccad@purpleorange.org.au.

Register via eventbrite here.

Focus Group - Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health (CEIH) Consumer Engagement Strategy. Thursday February 6th (Facilitated by HCA)

The Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health (CEIH) are in the beginning stages of their Consumer Engagement Strategy.

They want to hear from consumers, carers and the community to help guide their strategy to ensure it meets community expectations.

Your involvement will help to ensure that individuals’ voices are heard and reflected as part of CEIH’s ongoing commitment to consumer engagement.

There will be 2 sessions both held on Thursday 6 February:

Session 1: 10am to 12pm
Level 3, 12 Pirie Street, Adelaide

Session 2: 1pm to 3pm
Level 3, 12 Pirie Street, Adelaide

Register here or contact HCA via info@hcasa.asn.au or 8231 4169 for more information. 

Forum & Feedback - Community Mental Health Services Redesign (CALHN) by Thursday January 23rd

This Consumer & Carer Forum is an opportunity to provide feedback on the Community Mental Health Service Plan 1.0. The plan here.

At the forum they will focus on the Service Plan for consumers and carers including: an update on Assessment and Brief Intervention Service, Community Recovery Service and Youth Service; the consumer centred care delivery framework; and the transfer of care and re-entry into CMH service.

The Forum is Wednesday January 15th, 11am-1.30pm. It will be held at Glenside Health Services Administration & Learning Services Building (Room 4 & 5).

Register via Eventbrite registration here. Registrations close January 12th. 

Further enquiries or questions can be directed to Rebecca Lamgman on 7087 1903 or Rebecca.Langman@sa.gov.au .

Additional feedback on the plan can be forwarded to the CALHN Community Mental Health Redesign generic email HealthCALHNCommunityMHRedesignProject@sa.gov.au  or via SurveyMonkey by close of business on 23 January 2020.

Online Survey - InnoWell (January)

As a part of our National Community Consultation, we are asking people across Australia, questions about their lived experience with mental ill-health. The purpose of this is to explore topics like accessing services, trust, and stigma.

Your answers will ensure that the voices of people with a lived experience help us to drive, shape, and inform the future of digital mental health in Australia.

There are five sections. Access the survey here.

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Working Group - Design of the new Statewide Eating Disorders Service Building (Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation)

Design of the new Statewide Eating Disorders Service building at the Repat will commence next month.

We’re calling for expressions of interest from patients and carers with lived experience to be part of a working group to contribute their thoughts and ideas.

If you’re interested in being involved register your interest by emailing info@breakthroughfoundation.org.au or phone 8204 3017.

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