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Consumer Representation Opportunity: Quality Surveillance Group

The Department of Health is looking for 3-4 mental health consumer representatives to join their pool of representatives in the Quality Surveillance Group for mental health. The group meets 3 times a year and consists of 6-7 senior/executive staff from the Department of Health, plus one consumer representative and one carer.

The group is a forum for collaboration, providing a shared view of risks to safety and quality through the sharing of knowledge and intelligence; an agreed pathway of monitoring and, where required, escalating risks and issues. Meetings typically run for 90 minutes, and consumer representatives are also paid for one hour of preparation to read specific material related to the meeting topic. Consumer representatives are reimbursed for their time, including preparation time.

Eligible representatives will have a lived experience accessing the public health system, experience and skills working on committees/advisory groups and will have some literacy/understanding of data (some training and support on reading data is provided). The group is also invested in diversity and wants to hear from LGBTQIA+ people, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background and Aboriginal people.

If you are interested, please get in touch with Dr Mad Magladry, CoMHWA’s Advocacy Manager, who will be liaising with the Department to find and support consumer representatives in this role by emailing via

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