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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 .

Read more and access the survey here
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
Submission - Religious Exemptions - Anti-Discrimination Changes (closes Friday November 27th)

The government intends to amend the Equal Opportunity Act to ensure that religious organisations can’t discriminate against LGBTIQ+ people, and they want to hear from you.

Provide your feedback via the YourSay website to let the government know what you think. 

Read more and access the submission here
Consultation - National Suicide Prevention Taskforce – Interim Advice Public Consultation (closes Monday November 30th)

The Australian Government is working towards zero suicides and appointed Ms Christine Morgan as the first National Suicide Prevention Adviser reporting directly to the Prime Minister.

The National Suicide Prevention Adviser has provided the Prime Minister with the Interim Advice to inform a whole of government approach to suicide prevention. 

The below survey is one component of seeking feedback on the Interim Advice, with specific engagement being conducted with Commonwealth portfolios and State and Territory governments, and sector engagement being conducted with the support of Suicide Prevention Australia. 

Find out more information and complete the survey here

Festival of Now 2020

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Contribute to our Lived Experience Led Research - National Lived Experience Leadership & Systems Change Survey (closes November 30th)
The Activating Lived Experience Leadership (ALEL) research project is a partnership between the Lived Experience Leadership & Advocacy Network (LELAN) and University of South Australia’s Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research Group (MHSPRG). The research project is the most significant investment to date in the area of inquiry in South Australia and has been funded by the Fay Fuller Foundation for two years.
The broad purpose of the ALEL research project is to examine and describe key aspects of lived experience leadership and how it can be better connected, recognised and used for systems change. The key aspects that we will explore include, definitions of leadership, the different roles that leaders take on, the conditions and supports that help with influence and change and the learning resources that help leaders. We would like to learn about your understanding and experience of these areas.

Complete the survey here

Read our Early Findings and Reflections here

Please contact Ellie Hodges for further information at info@lelan.org.au

Health outcomes for people with disability - your chance to have a voice to inform our work - Health Performance Council
Have your say: help us reflect on and validate emerging findings and recommendations to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing.


Hosted by the Health Performance Council (HPC), this open stakeholder forum is designed to gather reflections from the community on consultations and emerging findings. HPC want to hear from people with lived experiences about what affects health outcomes and what is most important to you if the system were to change.

Find out more and register here

Butterfly - Lived Experience Community Insights Group EOI Now Open (closes 5pm Friday December 11th, 2020)

Butterfly are looking for people interested in joining Lived Experience Community Insights Group (LECIG). This group will ground Butterfly’s decision-making in the wisdom of lived experience. With guidance from the group we aim to transform the way they incorporate lived experience knowledge into their work, and by extension the Australian eating disorder sector.

Read more and apply here.

Balancing The System - TheMHS Perth Virtual Conference [Bursary Application]

TheMHS Bursaries are offered to Consumers who wish to attend The Mental Health Services Conference of Australia and New Zealand. A limited number of Bursaries are offered to each Australian state/territory and to New Zealand. The Bursary includes cost of free registration to the consumer virtual forum and the 4-day virtual conference.

Read more here.

Time For A Human Rights Framework For South Australia

Peer Work Vacancies - Various

Lived Experience Support Mentor with Aspire Recovery Connection (ARC). ARC work across a 7 day roster, 9 to 5 and offer fixed term contracts once set hours are confirmed. Read more and apply here

The Growing Space Learning Resource Pool Team. The Learning Team at The Growing Space are hiring people with lived experience with disability or as a parent, carer, sibling or supporter of a person living with disability. Read more and apply here

Lived Experience Project Officer with SYC. SYC are hiring a Lived Experience and Engagement Service Project Officer. The project officer will undertake a range of activities through relationship management, group facilitation, and insight reporting to support the establishment and implementation of a Lived Experience Framework. Read more and apply here.

Community and Peer Support Worker with Relationships Australia. The Community and Peer Support Worker maintains strong relationships and provides a range of culturally appropriate services to gender diverse population who are of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) background who live in South Australia.  Read more and apply here.