The network hosts an annual forum each year to support and build capacity of Primary Health Networks, MHLEEN Lived Experience Advocacy Delegates – LEAD (see attached), Lived Experience Workforce and other key stakeholders.
The overall aims of the forum are:
- To discuss and analyse what and how the current system, reforms, priorities and recommendations are moving towards authentic engagement and workforce development
- To hear from and have discussions with Lived Experience Leaders on perspectives of co-design, co-production and Lived Experience Workforce Development
- To present and share case studies of good and best practice along with learnings from other PHN’s and LEAD’ers
- To articulate key priorities for MHLEEN/LEAD for the next 12 months including recommendations to the Department and Executive.
MHFFTas was represented by Carmel Denholm who is a FFRP representative. She shared her thoughts on the conference:
- It was so positive to be in a room with others who understand and “get it” – consumers, carers, peer workers, and staff from PHNs (Primary Health Networks)
- The shared resources are invaluable (which we have shared in our May newsletter)
- We discussed the current system, reforms and priorities …
- Meeting and hearing from passionate Lived Experience Leaders was heart-warming and motivating
- To share case studies of good and best practices, we shared the MHFFTas Advocacy Toolkit
- The opportunity to identify priorities for MHLEEN/LEAD for the next year will have a positive outcome for Tasmanian families and friends
We thank Primary Health Tasmania for providing funding for MHFFTas to represent Tasmania, and Carmel for sharing her feedback.