Wellways Advocacy Steering Group

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I’m excited to let you know that we have just opened up Expressions of Interest for 5 members to join our new Advocacy Steering Group.

This new group will provide guidance and oversight over the development of Wellways public policy positions and advocacy activities.

If you are committed to ensuring the mental health, disability and carer services systems respond to the needs and issues of people with lived experience, families and carers we want to hear from you!

This is an opportunity for staff, supporters and lived experience representatives to play an active role in improving mental health, disability and carer services.

You do not need to have previous experience in a similar role.

Requirements for steering group members:

  • A commitment to initially meet once a month during business hours to consider immediate advocacy opportunities. There will also be times when you might need to provide feedback in between meetings.
  • Lived experience representatives, or family/carers will be paid in accordance with Wellways Paid Participation Policy.
  • Staff members of Wellways participating on the Advocacy Steering Group, do so in a voluntary capacity.
  • We will be meeting online so you can live anywhere in Australia.

Members of the steering group will be supported by Wellways policy advisers to stay across issues and our areas of work.

To submit your expression of interest email a one-page letter telling us about your experience and why you want to be involved. Expressions of interest are due by 5pm Friday October 15.

Expression of Interest

We will be providing more opportunities for you to become involved in our advocacy work in the coming months.

Yours sincerely,

Gerard Reed
Director Business Development
Chair Advocacy Steering Group