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One of the objects of the MHLEPQ is to “work with the mental health system to empower and build capacity of experienced and emerging mental health consumer representatives to participate in mental health sector improvement initiatives.”
Here you will find opportunities for people identifying as having lived or living experience of poor mental health to take part on various representative bodies and working groups.
We facilitate Lived Experience Advisory Groups (LEAG).
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Lived Experience Opportunities with the MHLEPQ
Consultation on the MHLEPQ (Draft)
Coercive Practices Discussion Paper
We welcome your expertise as a person with lived experience of coercive practices in the mental health system.
We want to hear your valuable insights on our findings and recommendations, and to hear about your story.
Members are invited to complete a survey, asking about your views and feedback for each section of the paper. We suggest you have the Draft MHLEPQ Coercive Practices paper open in another ‘tab’ or download a copy and have accessible while completing the survey.
Membership feedback will shape the final version of the discussion paper, which will then be used to inform the MHLEPQ Coercive Practices Position Statement, a member-informed basis for advocacy.
If you would prefer to give your feedback in another way, for example by speaking on the phone, or chatting over video, then we can arrange that too. Please contact our engagement lead Elloise, via email at: [email protected].
Survey Closes 28 July 2023
Toowoomba, we’re coming your way!
Join us and chat about what’s most important to you!
Have a friend that might be interested? Bring them along – the more the merrier!
- When: 5PM – 7PM, Thursday 27 July 2023.
- Where: Urban Grounds Cafe, 210 Herries Street, Toowoomba. QLD, 4350
- RSVP: by filling in a quick survey or via email: [email protected].
The snacks are on us! refreshments provided.Download the invite and share with your Toowoomba friends and connections.
Consumers and carers of Metro South Health Addiction and Mental Health Service are invited to help with the co-design a new service for people who are experiencing emotional/mental health distress and/or suicidality. A number of Crisis Support Spaces (CSS) have been funded by Queensland Health as an alternative option to attending the Emergency Department and we are now designing our Logan and Redlands spaces. The CSS offers short-term non-clinical support and are designed so that people will have a positive experience when seeking urgent mental health support, as well as preventing unnecessary emergency department stays. CSS are located on hospital grounds, close to the hospital’s emergency department and will complement other community-based safe spaces.
People who have been in mental health crisis and/or have accessed the Redlands or Logan Emergency Department for mental health support in the last few years are invited to participate in a number of design workshops. In these workshops we will develop the design criteria for how this Crisis Support Space should operate, and to do this, we will draw on your lived experience of what helps you in mental health crisis. People who participate will be remunerated for their time and out-of-pocket expenses.
If you are interested in participating download the flyer and get touch with the project team.
Register now for a virtual session where Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) will share the recent codesign findings and details on an upcoming process to procure a new network of mental health stepped care service providers.
Across the northern Queensland region, NQPHN commissions mental health stepped care services to support people with low, moderate, and high intensity mental health needs.
In 2022, NQPHN commissioned an independent review of these services that recommended a redesign process focused on improving access, transitions in care, and integration (read more here).
Since February 2023, NQPHN has been working with health professionals to codesign a new model of stepped care services, including:
- 15 codesign workshops
- three GP focus groups
- more than 25 individual meetings with a range of stakeholders.
If you are interested in participating download the flyer and register.
If you have any questions or queries, please contact NQPHN’s Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Team at [email protected]
Here's some more ways
to get involved.
- Sign up as a MHLEPQ Lived Experience Member stay in the loop and join our lived experience community.
- Become a Friend of the Peak and stay in the loop with MHLEPQ projects and opportunities.
- Apply to become a Peer Representative on a MHLEQP Lived Experience Advisory Group.
- Find other participation opportunities happening in the sector.