"Nothing about us without us" People with Lived/Living Experience: Engagement, Participation and Empowerment

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Welcome to the Brisbane North Peer Participation in Mental Health Services (PPIMS) Network (see Terms of Reference).

This site has recently been updated to include a range of information, tools, resources, capacity building activities not only for Brisbane North but for all PHN's, Service Providers, Lived Experience Representation and Advocacy and the Peer Workforce.

Our PHN is currently a secretariat and project manager for the National PHN Mental Health Lived Experience Engagement Network (MHLEEN) which aims to embed lived/living experience engagement and the peer workforce across Australia (see Terms of Reference)


Welcome to the Brisbane North Peer Participation in Mental Health Services (PPIMS) Network (see Terms of Reference).

This site has recently been updated to include a range of information, tools, resources, capacity building activities not only for Brisbane North but for all PHN's, Service Providers, Lived Experience Representation and Advocacy and the Peer Workforce.

Our PHN is currently a secretariat and project manager for the National PHN Mental Health Lived Experience Engagement Network (MHLEEN) which aims to embed lived/living experience engagement and the peer workforce across Australia (see Terms of Reference)


  • New online learning platform Emerging Minds e-News July 2020

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    29 July, 2020

    Emerging Minds Learning launches at the end of the month

    The launch of our updated online learning platform is just weeks away!

    From Tuesday 28 July, you’ll enjoy a new learning experience that includes:

    • a structured learning approach tailored to you and your sector
    • access to browse and favourite all Emerging Minds resources including podcasts, toolkits, practice papers and more
    • an area to store all of your course certifications
    • phone and tablet compatibility
    • and much more.

    But what about my current learning?

    All of your existing assessments will be transferred over, so feel free to continue your learning in the current system. If you’re part way through a course, please make note of where you’re up to as this progress will not be carried over.

    Once you’ve logged into the new system, your progress from then on will be saved. But if you’re close to completing a course, now is a great time to jump in and get that certificate!

    Login HERE

  • University of Otago 2019 Service User Academia Symposium presentations now online

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    22 July, 2020

    Run annually since 2011, the symposium brings service users together with their counterparts and allies to explore service user leadership and co-production in mental health and addiction scholarship, research, education, programs and policy.

    For Presentations click here


  • Mini MPF Webinar - Tuesday 28 July 2020

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    22 July, 2020

    Mental Health Australia are pleased to invite you to a webinar with clinical psychologist Rob Gordon - next Tuesday 28 July 12:00pm to 1:00pm - to talk about bushfire recovery and trauma in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    To receive the link to join this webinar, please email Lachlan Searle at Lachlan.Searle@mhaustralia.org


  • 2020 Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium

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    29 July, 2020

    Monday 26 to Wednesday 28 October 2020

    Discover what's on at the 2020 Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium.

    National Convention Centre - Canberra

    More information HERE

  • Adult Mental Health Centres

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    22 July, 2020

    The Australian Government is funding a trial of eight Adult Mental Health Centres across Australia, with one to be established in each state and territory.

    The Centres are designed to provide a welcoming, low stigma, ‘no wrong door’ entry point for adults to access mental health information, services and supports. The Centres are intended to complement, not replace or duplicate, mental health services already provided in the community. For some people, attending a Centre may be their first experience engaging with a mental health service.

    Primary Health Networks (PHNs) will be responsible for establishing the Centres in each State and Territory, except in South Australia where SA Health is responsible for the Centre. PHNs will undertake local consultation to co-design and shape services to meet the particular needs of the local area where the Centre is located, within a service model framework informed by this consultation.

    For more information, click here

  • New Lived Experience project positions at the CMHL

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    22 July, 2020

    Centre for Mental Health Learning - Victoria are currently recruiting three LE positions.

    Lived Experience Supervision Project Lead (either consumer or family/carer LE position). This is a six-month 0.5 eft fixed term project position. The role will provide project management for a collaborative project that includes CMHL, peak lived experience bodies VMIAC (Consumer) and Tandem (Family Carers), and the DHHS. This collaborative project will allow for the co-design and delivery of discipline specific supervision for lived experience workforces in mental health. This role will work closely with the appropriate staff from VMIAC and Tandem to ensure that that the project objectives and outputs are achieved. The successful candidate will have well developed communication skills, experience in working in mental health services in a LEW role, and be able to successfully lead this project from start to end.

    For more information, please click here to go to CHML Careers page.

  • National Mental Health Professionals’ Network: Primary Care, Older Persons and Mental Health Webinar - Wednesday 22 July @ 7.15pm

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    22 July, 2020

    Free Online Webinar

    This webinar is one of three MHPN webinars produced on behalf of a national collaboration between the 31 Australian Primary Health Networks.

    Through a case based discussion, an interdisciplinary panel of clinical experts will discuss the relationship and interplay between ageing related issues, including but not limited to; mental and physical health, grief, loss and social isolation.

    The webinar will describe the challenges, merits and opportunities of evidence-based approaches deemed most effective in treating and supporting older people with mental and physical health and/or psychosocial issues. By outlining the roles of different disciplines in treating and supporting older people, the webinar aims to ensure that referrals are better targeted, thereby improving consumer outcomes.

    REGISTER HERE

  • Consultation/Survey - Adult Mental Health Centres

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    16 July, 2020

    The Australian Government is funding a trial of eight Adult Mental Health Centres across Australia, with one to be established in each state and territory.

    The Department is conducting consultation to ensure that interested consumers, carers, health professionals and organisations have their say on whether the proposed service model is appropriate to meet the aims of establishing the Adult Mental Health Centres.

    Closes 29 July 2020

    Contact: mental.health.liaison@health.gov.au

    Click here to take the survey

  • Metro North Mental Health Project

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    16 July, 2020

    Opportunities to be involved in different Metro North Mental Health projects and activities arise from time to time. A Registry of Lived Experience (ROLE) people who want to get involved has been created. Involvement will be matched to your areas of interest and expertise.

    Click here to register your interest


  • Mental Health Carer Support Group

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    16 July, 2020

    There is now a Mental Health Carer Support Group and Counselling Service for people who support people who have mental health difficulties run by STRIDE at Caboolture.

    When: 2nd Thursday of the month.

    Where: Chisel Room at the Caboolture RSL(Cnr Hasking and Beerburrum Road, Caboolture).

    Time: 11:30am to 1:30pm.

    Contact:

    Allison Cuskelly (STRIDE) Phone: (07) 45930500 or M. 047 869 3166 Email: Allison.Cuskelly@stride.com.au


    Aleta Walker (Caboolture Mental Health) Phone: (07) 5433 8775 Email: Aleta.Walker@health.qld.gov.au