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Education and Training Coordinator at CoMHWA

Consumers of Mental Health WA (CoMHWA) strengthens and advances the voice, leadership and expertise of people with lived experience of mental health issues.

About the role

We are seeking an Education and Training Coordinator to manage, develop, coordinate and conduct training programs for people with lived experience of mental health issues and other key stakeholders.

This is a full time permanent position.  Immediate start.

Key responsibilities

  • Coordination and development of CoMHWA training programs and calendar of events.
  • Teaching and facilitating a variety of education methods with a range of participants.
  • Marketing and promotion of the programs.
  • Program and project coordination.

To be successful

  • Personal lived experience of mental health recovery.
  • Tertiary or other qualification and/or experience relevant to the role.
  • Teaching and facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrated highly developed interpersonal and communication skills with a strong team orientation and consumer focus.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills to develop strategies and opportunities.
  • Experience and/or demonstrated skills in project coordination.
  • Ability to multitask with outstanding organizational skills.

To request a Job Description email Rebecca at admin@comhwa.org.au or call the office on 9258 8911.


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Consumer and Carer Reviewers – Chief Psychiatrist Monitoring Program

 The Chief Psychiatrist is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from Consumer and Carer Consultants to be reviewers for the Chief Psychiatrist’s Monitoring Program. It is intended that people who submit an EOI will join our pool of Clinical Reviewers, who the Chief Psychiatrist may from time to time access to support the work of the monitoring program.

A minimum of one week is required to participate. Consumer and carer reviewers will not be allocated to review services where they or their family member are currently receiving mental health care.

Consumers who have accessed a WA mental health service within the last 12 months and carers of a person who has accessed a WA mental health service within the last 12 months are encouraged to put in an EOI.

Please click to view the full EOI requirements and how to apply.

Applications close at 4.00pm on Friday 10th November.


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NDIS Research Study with Mind Australia

Mind Australia Limited is looking at how people with psychosocial disability make choices in the context of the NDIS and needs your input to a research study they are doing here in Western Australia. This research will help to improve the way the NDIA and other services support people in making choices.

The Mind team have heard through trial sites that figuring out what supports and services people want from the NDIS can be a difficult and confusing experience. They’ve also heard that when people are able to make the kinds of choices they want, it can be an empowering and life-changing experience.

Mind wants to give you the opportunity to help demystify this process by sharing your experience of making choices under the NDIS. Your input will contribute to a better understanding of how we can help people to exercise ‘choice and control’, and enable them to get the most they possibly can out of the NDIS.

Participants will be paid $35 for their time which includes an interview. If you live in the Perth area, have an NDIS package because of a mental health condition and you are interested taking part in this project (or want to know more about it), please contact Sarah Pollock on either 1300 286 463 or Sarah.Pollock@mindaustralia.org.au


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Consumers and Carers Needed for the Western Australian Psychotropic Drug Committee

Expression of Interest

The Western Australian Psychotropic Drug Committee (WAPDC) is seeking expressions of interest from consumers and carers who would like to nominate to become members of this committee. The WAPDC which was formed in 1998, provides independent advice on use and practices related to psycho-pharmacological agents to health services in Western Australian, the Chief Psychiatrist of Western Australia and professions prescribing psychotropic drugs, such as medical practitioners and nurse practitioners.

Roles and responsibilities of WAPDC include:

  • Provision of expert advice on psychotropic drug use in health service delivery.
  • Review and provision of recommendations about guidelines related to psychotropic drug use.
  • Provision of advice about the listing and use of psychotropic drugs on the Statewide medicines formulary.

WAPDC meetings are held at the discretion of the Chairman, usually six times per year or as agreed in consultation with members, at Graylands hospital.

Expressions of interest should be submitted to Lesley.Gregory@health.wa.gov.au on or before 20th November 2017. Please provide a curriculum vitae and an outline of your interest in this area. Any questions regarding this group may be directed to Nathan Gibson, Chair, WAPDC, Nathan.Gibson@ocp.wa.gov.au


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Consumer, Family and Carer Advisory Group Members Needed

Expression of Interest

WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) is now seeking Expressions of Interest to establish a Consumer, Family and Carer Advisory Group to support the Steering Committee developing the WAPHA Integrated Statewide Primary Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs, and Suicide Prevention Strategic Framework.

Individuals or representatives from consumer, family and/or carer organisations are invited to complete the attached Nomination Form.  A draft Terms of Reference is attached for your information though will require finalisation at the first Advisory Group meeting.

It is expected the first Advisory Group meeting will occur in early November after the selection process is completed.

The EOI closes on Wednesday 25th October 2017.

If there are any questions or more information is needed, please contact Rachel on 6272 4975 or email Rachel.oconnell@wapha.org.au









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Call the office on 9258 8911 or email admin@comhwa.org.au to discuss.


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  • admin@comhwa.org.au
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