This Mental Health Month the Western NSW Local Health District is calling on people with experiences of mental health, drug and alcohol issues to share their journey with staff and consumers to help improve services.
If you have had an experience with mental health or drug and alcohol issues, or have supported a person that has, opportunities currently exist for positions on various Mental Health Drug & Alcohol committees who work with staff and have a say in how services are run.
District Consumer and Carer Coordinator at Western NSW Local Health District, Julie Cunningham, says that people who have Mental Health or Drug and Alcohol experience can provide the service with valuable insight into what can be done to better support people in their recovery based on their own experience.
"At Western NSW Local Health District we understand that we can achieve better outcomes when we all work together," says Mrs Cunningham.
"This Mental Health Month we are recruiting people with experience of Mental Health or Drug and Alcohol issues to contribute as consultants to our health service."
If you are interested in being involved contact Julie Cunningham at Julie.Cunningham@health.nsw.gov.au or on 0428 029 648 or Jennifer Coote at Jennifer.Coote@health.nsw.gov.au or on 0409 334 191.
Mental Health Month runs throughout October. For more information go to: http://mentalhealthmonth.wayahead.org.au/
Media enquiries: Emily Mitchell, Media Manager, Western NSW Local health District via Emily.firstname.lastname@example.org