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Expression of Interest - Steering Committee Member for the Joint Regional Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs Plan

February 06, 2020

The Darling Downs West Moreton PHN is inviting two health consumer representatives to participate on the Steering Committee for the implementation of the Joint Regional Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Implementation Plan (The Plan). The PHN is seeking health consumers with lived experience, one in mental health and one in alcohol or other drugs services.


The Joint Regional Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Implementation Plan (The Plan) ensures that our region is best placed to adapt to the changing needs of our communities. We recognise that we are stronger together and working collaboratively we can effect change for those that are most vulnerable in our communities. The Plan Steering Committee will support implementation of the plan toward integrated delivery of mental health and suicide prevention services and drug and alcohol treatment services within Darling Downs and West Moreton communities.

The Steering Committee will oversee implementation of the Regional Plan for mental health, suicide prevention and alcohol and other drugs in 2020 and 2021.

Steering Committee membership consists of leaders and experts in mental health, alcohol and other drugs (MHAOD), including:

  • Darling Downs Health
  • West Moreton Health
  • Queensland Alliance for Mental Health
  • Queensland Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies

Queensland Health MHAOD Branch as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s health, with the PHN.

Role of the consumer

The successful consumers will attend all Steering Committee meetings, to actively participate in all Steering Committee activities such as pre-meeting reading, discussions, provision of feedback and appropriate advice in line with the Plan. Successful consumers will have a commitment to reducing stigma around mental health, ensuring that MHAOD services are appropriate, that people are at the centre of services, and that information sharing respects privacy and confidentiality.

Who is it for?

This opportunity suits consumer representatives with Steering committee experience in health services, including mental health, alcohol and other drugs services. This may include hospital and health services or non-government organisations. Please email Suzanne Wirges, Engagement Advisor, Health Consumers Queensland Ltd. if there are any queries whether your experience would be applicable.

Time and location

The Regional Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs Steering Committee will meet four times per year. The initial meeting will be held on 14 February 2020, from 1:00pm – 2:30pm. Steering Committee meetings will rotate between Springfield, Toowoomba and Ipswich, with video and teleconferencing available. Parking and reimbursement for travel will be arranged.

Remuneration and Support

Consumers will be remunerated for their time in line with Health Consumers Queensland’s remuneration position statement including parking and travel .

How to apply

Please complete this consumer application form and return to by close of business Feb 5th COB

Download EOI Application Form

For assistance please contact Health Consumers Queensland via by phone on 07 3012 9090.