The state government has opened expressions of interest for the governance board of the new Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing – a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System.
The purpose-built facility will be built in Melbourne, bringing together people with lived experience, researchers and health professionals to lead improvements in the mental health and wellbeing system.
The Collaborative Centre will provide treatment, care and support to adults and older adults, lead interdisciplinary research and serve as the ‘engine room’ for reform across the mental health sector and its workforce as the system is rebuilt from the ground up to deliver better mental health care for all Victorians.
The Government is seeking candidates who are dedicated to building a new mental health and wellbeing system, and who have the skills to set the strategic direction of the Collaborative Centre in its infancy and for years to come.
Unique legislation to establish the Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing passed Parliament in November 2021.
The legislation ensures people with lived experience of mental illness or psychological distress are represented at every level of the Collaborative Centre, including on its Governance Board, as part of an innovative co-director model of executive leadership.
Expressions of interest for the independent board of the Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing will close on 8 February 2022.