Consumers and Carers/Families/Friends wishing to contribute to the reform process are encouraged to sign up to the Lived Experience Participation Registers through the Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VMIAC) and Tandem.
The Lived Experience Participation Registers allow those with lived experience to engage in activities arising from the implementation of the Royal Commission recommendations. Opportunities to contribute may be through:
- focus groups
- advisory groups
- project development working groups and evaluations, and
- at conferences and events.
VMIAC are the peak non-government organisation for people with direct lived experience of mental health issues or emotional distress. VMIAC administer a Consumer Register, an avenue where people with lived experience of mental or emotional distress can be part of policy and service development in the mental health sector.
Sign up to the VMIAC Consumer Register here.
Tandem is the peak body representing family and friends supporting people living with mental health issues. Tandem administer the Participation Register those who have previously or are currently supporting someone with mental health challenges. Participants use their lived experience as a carer/family member to improve the Mental Health and Wellbeing System and the experience of families and carers within it.
Sign up to Tandem’s Participation Register here.