Mental Health Community Advisory Council

The North Metropolitan Health, Mental Health (NMHS, MH) is establishing a Community Advisory Councils (CACs). The NMHS MH Community Advisory Council will be a formal partnership between consumers and carers and the NMHS, Mental Health Executive Committee that embeds the voice and perspectives of consumers, carers and families in decisions and processes that impact their healthcare experience and journey.

The NMHS Mental Health CAC:

  • Represents the equality and diversity of consumers, community, carers and families that provides a mechanism to work in partnership for positive solutions that are meaningful and impactful
  • Brings lived and living experience of the health system that can shape how the system functions to be more person centred
  • Contributes to change in a range of ways from providing feedback to participating in the design of policies, programs etc
  • Cares about wellness, partnership, equity, learning and growing, mental health and safety, care, trust and modelling these in our work
  • Advocates for engagement and recognition of the value of lived experience and the importance of capacity building and development so that health service providers and consumers, carers and families can work together more effectively to improve health outcomes.


Expression of Interest for Recruitment Committee

Our next step in establishing the NMHS MH CAC is to appoint a 'Recruitment Committee' to advertise, recruit and appoint to Lived Experience Representatives across NMHS, Mental Health Committees. The panel will be asked to review applications for the formation of the new NMHS, Mental Health Community Advisory Council and representation across operational committees.

This Expression of Interest (EOI) is seeking applications for 4 panel positions.

  • Family/Carer Lived Experience Representative
  • Lived Experience Consumer representative
  • Operational manager
  • Executive (Tier 3) level position.

Once formed the Recruitment Committee will be required to meet (virtually and in-person options) for the following:

  • establishing the new NMHS Mental Health Community Advisory Committee and
  • to review the applications for pool appointment and selection to operational committees in 2023


Applications can be made by completing the EOI: Recruitment Committee panel members for Lived Experience Representation Form (external site)

Applications close at 4pm Friday 13th January 2023

Last Updated: 09/12/2022