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Survey - Borderline Personality Disorder in SA by Hannah (posted early September)

Hannah is currently studying to be a lived experience peer worker, they are very passionate about Borderline Personality Disorder.

This survey will help to identify the gaps that may be present in the system for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder in South Australia. 

Access the survey here
Feedback Opportunity - Consent to Medical Treatment Act - Proposed Change by SA Health (closes Thursday September 17th)

SA Health are proposing changes to the Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care Act 1995 (Consent Act).

The proposed changes will enable:

  • authorised persons to use restrictive practices to assess and provide medical treatment, without consent, in strictly limited circumstances
  • authorised medical practitioners to exercise their powers for as long as necessary or for up to 24 hours, whichever is the lesser
  • nurse practitioners, advance practice nurses and SA Ambulance Officers to be added to the scope of authorised medical practitioners, in line with current practice. 

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Read all of the information here. General inquiries can be made by emailing healthpolicylegislation@sa.gov.au or calling 8226 7392 during business hours (9am to 5pm, weekdays).

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    Co-design Opportunity - Our Experiences through COVID Project by LELAN (closes September 24th)

    We are seeking eight people with lived/living experience of distress, mental health issues and/or psychosocial disability to participate in the Our Experiences through COVID ProjectWe want to check in with you and see how things are going, learn from your experiences and hear your ideas for how communities and services can better understand and address people’s needs. 

    One-on-one conversations (45 minutes each) and two other sessions (4-hr and 2-h respectively) will be held online via Zoom throughout October. Participants will be remunerated $30 per hour for sharing their wisdom with us. 

    Read more information and apply here.  Expressions of Interest close Thursday September 24th. Further enquiries can be made by e-mailing Sam at sam@lelan.org.au .

    Representative Opportunity - Youth Advisory Group (YAG) with Wellbeing SA (advertised early September)
    The purpose of the YAG is to inform and advise the Wellbeing SA Mental Health & Wellbeing Directorate on the key issues and factors that are impacting the mental health and wellbeing of young South Australians aged 15-24 and how they can best be addressed.
    In addition to this, YAG members will be offered opportunities to contribute to a range of projects led by the Mental Health & Wellbeing Directorate. For more information, email dan.schmidt@sa.gov.au .
    Express interest here.
    Co-design Opportunity - Urgent Mental Health Care Centre with Neami (closes September 21st)

    Neami are looking for twelve people with a lived experience of mental health crisis and recovery, carers and family to participate in co-designing South Australia’s first Urgent Mental Health Care Centre (UMHCC).

    The UMHCC is a new service that will provide a warm and welcoming environment for people experiencing mental health crisis. The service will offer an important alternative for individuals, families, police and ambulance to presenting at hospital Emergency Departments for mental health support. 

    More information about this opportunity is available here. Expressions of Interest close 5pm Monday Sptember 21st.

    Contact Rebecca Ljubic with questions or to apply via 0437 180 036 or Rebecca.Ljubic@neaminational.org.au .

     

    NB: You may be interested in the Philosophy of Care that LELAN and TACSI worked with the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist and people with lived experience on earlier this year. This document describes the underpinning philosophy and apprach for the UMHCC.

    Representative Opportunity - Bushfire Mental Health Project Advisory Group with Wellbeing SA (closes September 16th)
    Wellbeing SA’s Mental Health & Wellbeing Directorate has received $2.61 million to deliver a new Building Mental Health, Wellbeing and Resilience in the Community Project (the Bushfire Mental Health Project) to support the communities impacted by the fires of the 2019/2020 bushfire season, namely: Kangaroo Island, Adelaide Hills, Yorketown and surrounding areas.
     
    To achieve the outcomes of this Project, the Mental Health and Wellbeing Directorate will bring together a Project Advisory Group to inform the directions and implementation of the project going forward.
    They are seeking members of the Adelaide Hills, Yorketown and Kangaroo Island communities who would like to be a part of the Project Advisory Group.
    For more information, email madeleine.bing-fish@sa.gov.au .
    Read more information here and express interest here.
    Job Opportunity - Consumer Consultant Project / Project Support Officer with Office of the Chief Psychiatrist (closes Wednesday September 23rd)

    Using their own lived / living experience perspectives, the Consumer Consultant Project Officer is responsible for engaging with, consulting and facilitating the input of mental health consumers to bring their lived / living experience perspectives and knowledge into the planning and delivery of mental health services in South Australia. The Consumer Consultant is an active participant in the planning, development, coordination and implementation of projects and initiatives which ensure the lived experience of consumers is represented and included.

    Access all of the information and apply here.

    Job Opportunity - Carer Consultant Project / Project Support Officer with Office of the Chief Psychiatrist (closes Wednesday September 23rd)

    Using their own lived / living experience perspectives, the Carer Consultant Project Officer is responsible for engaging with, consulting and facilitating the input of mental health carers to bring their lived / living experience perspectives and knowledge into the planning and delivery of mental health services in South Australia. The Carer Consultant is an active participant in the planning, development, coordination and implementation of projects and initiatives which ensure the lived experience of carers is represented and included.

    Access all of the information and apply here.

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