Mentally Healthy Workplaces Consultative Committee
Are you passionate about sharing your experiences and want to help improve mental health and wellbeing in Victorian workplaces?
The Victorian Government is working to help promote mentally healthy workplaces across our state – no matter where you work or what your job is. As recommended by the landmark Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, the Department of Premier and Cabinet (the Department) is delivering a new Mentally Healthy Workplaces Framework, including new wellbeing tools and resources to help Victorian workplaces understand how they can support staff mental health and wellbeing.
To make sure that the Framework is relevant for all working Victorians – the Department needs your voice. We are seeking applicants to join a new Mentally Healthy Workplaces Consultative Committee. This is an exciting opportunity to help develop these products by sharing your practical knowledge, insights, lived experience and perspectives on workplace mental health. Your contributions will help guide how the framework, tools and resources are developed and what they look like.
The Department would love to hear from all Victorians over the age of 18 who are passionate about championing mentally healthy workplaces and want to help make a change for all Victorians. We want to hear from everyone – you don’t need to have worked with Government before.
We are looking for applications from both employers and employees – especially those working in industries that may be at higher risk of having challenging workplace mental health, such as:
- Healthcare, social assistance, public safety and administration, education and training
- Employer groups such as government, industries in transition and small business
- Employee groups such as young employees, older employees and frontline employees.
Members will participate in the Consultative Committee on a personal basis. To best represent the breadth of communities in Victoria, we encourage applicants from diverse communities and people, as well as people with a lived and living experience of mental ill health or psychological distress, including consumers, families and supporters.
Consultative Committee meetings will take place either online or in person every three to four months, with psychological supports available to all members at meetings. The Consultative Committee will not have decision making authority over the final content of deliverables. The first Consultative Committee meeting is anticipated to be held in February 2023.
Please see attached the Position Description for more information on the role, how to apply, payment for participation and time commitments required.
For more information and to arrange a discussion, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘healthy workplaces’ noted in the heading.
Expressions of Interest close: Monday, 5 December 2022.
To apply: Applicants are required to apply online via the Engage Victoria portal: engage.vic.gov.au/expression-of-interest-mentally-healthy-workplaces-consultative-committee
Applicants are required to upload a current resume and a short (one page) cover letter that addresses the key selection criteria.
Applicants shortlisted for an interview may be requested to submit additional documents and be subjected to probity checks.Download candidate information