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Online or Phone Survey – SANE Australia (November)

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.

Online Survey – National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum (November 29th)

The National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum (NMHCCF) produces publications on matters that are of importance to mental health consumers and carers, family, friends or supporters.

To assist us to address the most relevant and current topic, please complete this survey by ranking the following in order of level of importance to you.

Access the survey here.

Online Survey – InnoWell (November)

InnoWell brings together research, commercial insights, digital innovation, and the perspectives of people with lived experience to create the foundation for a better mental health system.

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.

Access the survey here.

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Representative Opportunity - Mental Health Consumer, Carer and Community Advisory Group with Centacare (early-mid November)

The Mental Health Consumer, Carer and Community Advisory Group (C3AG) provides meaningful input on the way Centacare’s mental health services are delivered and is an opportunity to share community wisdom, feedback and new ideas relevant to the sector.

As a C3AG member, you will use your professional or lived experience of mental illness or mental health issues in an advisory capacity.

C3AG members meet bi-monthly for two-hour meetings and receive $180 for three hours, including one-hour preparation time.

The meetings are conducted in an informal way at 45 Wakefield St, Adelaide, from 4pm to 6pm. Basement car parking is available.

Access more information here or phone Kim Formosa (08) 8215 6781.

Exploratory Workshop - Human Rights Focused Services (Human Rights & Mental Health Working Group) (Wednesday November 20th)

The Human Rights & Mental Health Working Group is co-convened by the Mental Health Coalition and LELAN. This Workshop is one component of broader work that the Group is working on to raise awareness and take action in this area. 

Learning Opportunity - Scholarships for Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work (PMHCCN) (Saturday November 30th)

The Private Mental Health Consumer Carer Network (PMHCCN) are offering 12 scholarships for individuals who have lived experience of mental health conditions as either a consumer or carer who either currently work, volunteer or are interested in working in the mental health sector. Scholarships are available for individuals living in any Australian state or territory (although availability of courses may differ and individuals should check on delivery options with training providers directly). 

All applications will be assessed by a selection panel and successful applicants notified in December 2019.

Successful applicants will be required to enter into an agreement with the Private Mental Health Consumer Carer Network (Australia) and scholarships will be paid directly to the nominated Registered Training Organisation following successful enrollment.

Additional information and application form can be accessed here.

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