A number of organisations have online information about how consumers and carers can participate in mental health services. Below is a list relevant contacts for Brisbane North Region identified to date.
Brisbane North Partners in Recovery (PiR) website: Provides information on research projects conducted by PiR Peers, Consumers and Carers.
Health Consumers Queensland: Advertises vacancies for Consumer representatives on behalf of organisations, Promotes consultation opportunities and provides resources
Consumers Health Forum of Australia: Explains what being a consumer representative is, has guidelines for before starting, before/during/post meeting advice, dealing with difficult committees/boards.
Queensland Mental Health Commission: News and updates, “Speak Up”, information and resources about partnering with people with a lived experience.
Mental Health Australia: Undertook a National Register project. The aim was to further develop the representative skills of mental health consumers and carers already participating in national and local policy initiatives. You can subscribe to weekly updates and other news.
Metro North Hospital and Health Service: Metro North Connect provides community, consumer and carer engagement opportunities.