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Survey for Mental Health Workers - Connecting to Wellbeing by Flinders University (posted early September)

This study is part of the project title Connecting to Wellbeing: Exploring communication accessible mental health supports with people with complex communication needs. In this project the researchers will work with people with complex communication needs, everyday communication partners, and mental health workers to investigate communication access in relation to mental health supports.

Chief Investigator: Eleanor Watson, Disability & Community Inclusion Unit College of Nursing & Health Sciences Flinders University
eleanor.watson@flinders.edu.au .

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Survey - National Eating Disorders Research and Translation Strategy 2020 - 2030 (posted mid-October)

The project team are interested in what you think are the top research and translation priorities for Australian eating disorder researchers. Once they have this information, the final stage of prioritisation will involve bringing together consumers, carers, clinicians and researchers to participate in an online workshop, conducted via Zoom to jointly define the top 10 priorities. 

If you have any questions contact InsideOut on 02 8627 5690  or by email at peta.marks@sydney.edu.au (putting “Top 10 Priorities” in the subject line). 

Read more and access the survey here

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Comment on Early Research Findings - Activating Lived Experience Leadership (ALEL) Project by LELAN and UniSA (closes October 30th)

The purpose of the ALEL Project is to examine and describe how lived experience (LEx) advocacy and leadership embedded within the mental health ecosystem can be defined, recognised and utilised in South Australia. We are seeking further comment and input on the early
findings(summarised in mind maps) and what we have been grappling with.

We particularly want to know about: What stands out from the mind maps for you?; Are there experiences and insights that need to be
added?; Do the mind maps effectively communicate the world of
lived experience leadership?; and Are there particular ideas/themes that intrigue you and need to be unpacked more?

Read our Early Findings and Reflections here

Please send your comments and insights or any questions you have to Heather.McIntyre@unisa.edu.au by Friday October 30th, 2020.

Peer Work Vacancies - Various (advertised mid-October)

Peer Specialist with Central Adelaide Local Health Network. Various temporary part-time positions are available. Read more and apply here. Closes Friday October 23rd.

Peer Specialist/Worker with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (Helen Mayo House). Part time 15 hours per week, temporary up to 3 months. Read more and apply here. Closes Friday October 23rd.

Team Leader: Lived Experience Telephone Support Service with Skylight. 0.6 FTE Maximum Term Contract to 30 June 2021. Read more and apply here. Closes Monday October 26th.

Peer Support Workers for the Urgent Mental Health Care Centre with Neami. Part time and casual positions available. Recruitment Information Sessions are scheduled for Monday 26th October 5.30pm-6.30pm and Thursday 29th October 5.30pm-6.30pm. Read more and apply here. Closes Monday November 2nd.

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Be informed, get involved and help to strengthen the voice and influence of lived experience in South Australia. Also benefit from reduced member rates for workshops, access to our closed Facebook group, a quarterly members-only newsletter and more.