Closing date: 5pm Wednesday, 18 November 2020

The Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch (MHAODB) is leading a project to develop a Digital Information Strategy for mental health alcohol and other drugs healthcare. The Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch (MHAODB) seeks consumer and carers with lived experience and recent engagement with Queensland’s public mental health and alcohol and other drugs services to express their interest in participating in Reference Groups to inform the development of this Strategy.

As part of the consultation to inform the development of the Strategy, four Reference Groups will be formed with members participating in workshops to share their knowledge and experience. The workshops will be facilitated by a consultancy group with the first workshops to be held in early December 2020.

About the Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch

The MHAODB supports the statewide development, delivery and enhancement of safe, quality, evidence-based clinical and non-clinical services in the specialist areas of mental health and alcohol and other drugs healthcare.

This includes supporting and coordinating clinical and non-clinical service development and improvement, including the management and evaluation of performance across Queensland. MHAODB also undertakes contemporary evidence-based service planning, development and review of models of care, new programs and service delivery initiatives and is also responsible for statewide policy development in collaboration with government and non-government partners at the state and national level and representing Queensland in progressing national reform agendas.

Purpose

To inform the development of the Strategy, four reference groups will be formed covering;
1. Acute and Crisis Care eg. inpatient care, emergency department care
2. Secure and Diversion Care eg. forensic treatment and care, court liaison and diversion services
3. Community Bed-based (Residential) Care eg. community care units and step-up step-down services; secure mental health rehabilitation units
4. Community Care eg. community based care
The purpose of each reference group will be to bring individuals together to share their knowledge and experience across two workshops.
1. The first workshop will inform the mapping of the current state of experience of care and care provision.
2. The second workshop will seek information to inform the future state vision and identify key principles to support this, focusing on the future of digital healthcare and information management across Queensland’s mental health alcohol and other drugs services and broader health contexts.

In addition to consumer and carer representatives, the Reference Groups will include participants from Hospital and Health Services, MHAODB, primary health care and non-government organisations.

Reference Group members will be asked to attend a three-hour workshop and subsequent two-hour workshop – totalling a five-hour time commitment with some pre-reading to be provided. The first reference group workshops will be scheduled to commence in early December 2020.

Role of the consumer

The role of the successful consumer and / or carer applicants will be to attend a series of reference group workshops and to actively participate in all reference group activities such as pre-meeting reading, discussions, provision of feedback and advice.

Who is it for?

This opportunity would suit a consumer or carer representative with recent lived experience of Queensland public mental healthcare and/or alcohol and other drugs healthcare. Consumers and carers with an interest in digital healthcare and data and information management are encouraged to apply.

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