Join the Mental Health Consumer Special Interest Group

  • Are you a mental health consumer or carer of a mental health consumer with strong connections to your community?
  • Are you, or have you been, a consumer representative/advocate in mental health care?
  • Would you like to help shape and inform CHF policy and advocacy to improve mental health care for all consumers?

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) add greater consumer insight and perspective in shaping CHF’s policy and advocacy work. The Mental Health Consumer SIG was established in September 2021.  It has given a direct voice of lived experience to inform CHF policy and advocacy in mental health, and across illnesses and medical conditions where mental health is a factor or comorbidity.  For example, consumers living with pain and chronic conditions often experience anxiety, depression or other mental illness.

Membership was initially for 12 months, so current members are asked to express their interest in continuing and we are calling for new members.  Applications are encouraged from people/carers with diverse mental health needs and backgrounds, including diverse levels of English language and literacy skills.

Contact Tammy Wolffs, Senior Policy Officer (t.wolffs@chf.org.au) for more information.  Applications close Sunday 25 September.

Are you currently a member of the SIG? If yes, please submit form now.
[plus some out of session consultation and one hour reading/preparation for meetings]

You will need to be able commit to the time requirements

Meetings will be held over Zoom. Out of session feedback will also be sought via email and, possibly, another agreed platform.

You will need to be able to participate in discussions. 

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Your identity will be kept confidential. This information is for statistical information within this project only.
Some of the activities completed and discussions had by the feedback groups may be confidential. Do you agree to not distribute any feedback group materials beyond other feedbackg group members without consulting with CHF staff?
I have read the privacy policy and agree to CHF storing my information for the purposes of contacting me about my application or related matters.