Family and Friend Representative Program
Mental Health Families and Friends Tasmania advocates at a high and systemic level to ensure that mental health and or alcohol and other drugs (AOD) families and friends’ needs, experiences and invaluable role and contribution they bring to the care of another are heard, recognised, acknowledged, and supported. Our advocacy messages are, and will always be, guided by the lived experience of mental health and or AOD families and friends.
Including, being guided by, and being led by, lived experience is vital to Mental Health Families and Friends Tasmania, and we are committed to honouring and upholding the lived experience of those who support or supported a family member and or friend who lives with or lived with mental ill health and or AOD use.
One way we do this, is through our Family and Friend Representative Program. The Family and Friend Representative Program is a gateway to have your voice heard, and to make valuable contributions to the decisions being made, and to create the change you want to see, in service development, delivery and review.
We know that your voice might not feel big, loud or strong. But we want your voice. Your words. Your story. Your input. Your lived experience. Your knowledge, and we want you. We want to support you to make valuable change and contributions to the decisions being made that matter to you, to the family members and or friends that you support.
Not sure if you are a mental health and or AOD family and friend?
Do you support someone who is living with and or struggling with their mental ill health and or AOD use?
Do you support your family member and or friend’s mental, emotional, social, financial, practical, and or physical health?
Are you impacted by your family member and or friend’s mental ill health and or AOD use?
Have you had experience engaging with government and or community managed mental health and or AOD services?
Are you passionate about the lived experience voice guiding changes to ensure other families and friends, and the people they support, receive the best care they need and deserve?
As a Family and Friend Representative, you will have the opportunity to participate in
and so much more.
As a Family and Friend Representative, you will be supported by:
The Lived Experience Project Officer to debrief
Our training program, and other ongoing training and education opportunities
Feedback and networking sessions with other Family and Friend Representatives
Access to our Employee Assistance Program, which is 3 free and confidential sessions with Relationships Australia a year.
So, what do you say?
For more information:
Phone: 03 6228 7448 or 0429 121 576
Or alternatively, please complete the application form and forward to email@example.com