Peer Participation Network

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Welcome to the Brisbane North PHN Peer Participation Network.

This page will facilitate discussion and share information and resources among the Brisbane North PHN Peer Participation Network.


Welcome to the Brisbane North PHN Peer Participation Network.

This page will facilitate discussion and share information and resources among the Brisbane North PHN Peer Participation Network.


  • People with Lived Experience (PLE) Participation Chapter: Priority Actions Feedback Due 13th November

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    We are seeking your feedback on the draft People with Lived Experience (PLE) Participation Chapter for the Brisbane North Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Alcohol and Other Drugs Regional Plan.

    Please provide your feedback by reviewing the working document and completing the feedback survey by the 13th of November. You may also wish to view the accompanying attachments and data document.

    Results and feedback will be reviewed at the upcoming Combined Peer Participation Network meeting on the 14th of November.

  • Expressions of interest now open for the My Mental Health Steering Group

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    The Brisbane North My Mental Health website aims to assist community members and service providers to navigate the mental health service system by searching according to what their needs are, find information on services, resources, news and events.

    The target audience are

    • consumers and carers
    • community members
    • service providers

    A steering group to oversee the continuous improvement of the site is being established. The first meeting will develop the Terms of Reference, membership, meeting frequency, and roles and expectations of members.

    The steering group is seeking a consumer and carer representative to:

    • offer input into the creation of new content, editing of current content, and improve the ease of navigation of the site
    • be familiar with the consumer and carer section of the website and offer input into how this could be improved or maintained to ensure accurate and up to date information is on the relevant pages
    • be familiar with the use of the events and news sections and contribute ideas, content and sharing of this feature with their own networks
    • contribute and share My Mental Health Facebook page content to others

    The steering group is seeking people with a lived experience with mental health issues who are:

    • familiar with utilising the internet to find local services
    • active on social media
    • has their own networks of others with lived experience they can promote the website and Facebook page through
    • is open to participating in promotional activities to inform others about the website (e.g. mental health expo)

    The first meeting will be Monday 11 September 2017 at the Brisbane North PHN, Lutwyche Office, Time to be advised.

    The successful consumer and carer representatives will be paid for their attendance at meetings, and any other promotional events as requested by the chair. A sitting fee of $40 per hour and reimbursement for travel is provided.


    To apply, please complete the application form, and submit to partnersinrecovery@brisbanenorthphn.org.au by 9.00 am Monday the 28th of August 2017.

  • Latest Meeting Resources

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    Keep up to date by viewing the latest network meeting minutes under Meeting Resources to the right. The latest minutes are now available.

  • Expressions of Interest Open for Consumer Representative Low Intensity Steering Committee

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    Brisbane North PHN are currently recruiting a consumer representative to sit on the Steering Committee for Peach Tree Perinatal Wellness lead site low intensity psychological services project. The Steering Committee will guide and oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the lead site work.

    ABOUT THE POSITION

    The consumer position would be ideal for someone who has lived experience of perinatal mental health and feels able to constructively apply this personal knowledge and experience in providing input into supporting the functions of the Group.

    HOW TO APPLY

    The successful individual will be selected through an expression of interest process. Please click here for further details and to download the application form.

    To submit an expression of interest, please send through the completed EOI form to Michelle Costello at Michelle.Costello@brisbanenorthphn.org.au by close of business Monday the 17th of July.


  • Peer delegates at 'Big thinking; Local planning' Symposium

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    Several Peer Participation Network delegates attended the Big Thinking; Local Planning Symposia hosted by Brisbane North PHN.

    Paula Arro, consumer and carer participation coordinator, with support from the delegates presented on behalf of the Peer Participation Network. Click here to view the slides.

  • Now available - resources from the consumer and carer led symposia

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    The latest meeting resources are now available from our recent consumer and carer led symposia.



    Please note the above documentation is for network use only and not for external distribution.
  • HAVE YOUR SAY - the vision, features and suggested actions to achieve our vision

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    A vision for mental health, suicide prevention and alcohol and other drug treatment services in North Brisbane and Moreton Bay is shaping up, thanks to the input of stakeholders like you.

    The vision will form part of the regional plan being developed by Brisbane North PHN together with Metro North Hospital and Health Service.

    With your input, a set of features were developed and actions suggested to move us from where we are now to where we want to be. You now have the opportunity to provide feedback on the features and help further develop and prioritise actions.

    Consultation details
    Details regarding the vision, features and suggested actions is available here.
    Have your say at the link above. The deadline for written comments and the online survey is 9.00 am Wednesday 14 June 2017.

  • Expressions of Interest Open for Scholarship

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    Scholarships are available for Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

    Expression of Interest forms must be submitted by 9.00 am Monday 22 May 2017 to paula.arro@brisbanenorthphn.org.au marked with subject heading ‘EOI Mental Health Peer Work’, faxed to 07 3630 7437 or posted to PO Box 929, North Lakes QLD 4509 ATT Paula Arro.
    For further information please contact Paula Arro, Consumer and Carer Participation Coordinator | Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs Program on phone 07 3490 3437 or email Paula.Arro@brisbanenorthphn.org.au.

    To download the application form, please click here.

  • Expressions of Interest Open for Consumer and Carer Representatives Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Group

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    Expressions of Interest are now open for a consumer and carer representative on the Brisbane North PHN Alcohol and Other Drugs Partnership Group. For more information and to download the application form please click here.

    Applications close on the 2nd of June 2017 and should be emailed to Gai.Lemon@brisbanenorthphn.org.au with the subject heading EOI - AOD Partnership Advisory Group.

  • Expressions of Interest Open for Carer Representative (Proxy)

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    Expressions of Interest are now open for a Carer Representative (Proxy) to attend the Partners In Recovery Operational Management Group (OMG). To apply, please complete the application form. Applications close 28th of March.

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