About the role
With once-in-general reforms sweeping through the mental health sector, there has never been a more exciting time to join the Board of Mental Health Victoria (MHV).
Our Nominations Committee has assessed the current and likely future skills, experience and diversity needs of the Board and determined that the organisation would benefit from the appointment of experienced directors with substantial skills and experience in the following areas:
- Social media, marketing, communications, public relations
- Experience in implementing major reform strategy and implementation.
In addition to the skills and experience outlined above, the Committee determined that the Board would benefit from the appointment of directors with diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to:
- Lived experience of mental illness (consumer, carer and family member)
- Geography (especially regional/rural Victoria)
- Members of the Aboriginal & Torres Strait, LGBTIQ+, and culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
About the organisation
Mental Health Victoria (MHV) is the peak body for mental health. We work with carers, consumers, clinical and support services, medical colleges, professional associations, unions, police, emergency services, universities, governments and many others involved in mental health.
MHV is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. Our Patron is Professor Allan Fels AO and our Ambassador is Professor Patrick McGorry AO. Our income is derived from a combination of Victorian Government and Federal grants, philanthropy, corporate sponsorships, conferences, and income from the provision of training and professional development services.
MHV’s aim is to ensure that all Victorians living with mental illness can access the treatment and support they need to lead fulfilling lives in the community. Towards this end, we commission research and develop policy aimed at improving the mental health system as a whole and its many constituent parts. We bring together mental health system stakeholders through state and national events including conferences, summits and forums, and we auspice the Victorian Mental Health Policy Network.
MHV played a key role in the advocacy leading up to the commencement of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. As the Royal Commission has now handed down their final report, MHV will be crucial in ensuring that key stakeholders are engaged in the reform process as it unfurls over the next decade. MHV’s policy and communications strategy and subsequent work will be integral to this process.
Our Purpose: Is to ensure that people living with a mental illness can access effective and appropriate treatment and community support to enable them to participate fully in society.
Our Belief: Is that Victorians should have equitable access to world-class mental health services.
Our Mission: Is to drive system reform to ensure that people receive the mental health care they need.
How to apply
To apply, please complete the attached nomination form and send it along with a brief CV outlining relevant experience to email@example.com by no later than 5pm on Friday 6 August 2021.
For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Gail Guest on 03 9519 7000.
Please quote in application: Board Member: Mental Health Victoria via Pro Bono Australia.