Closing date for applications:  4pm,  Monday 15 February 2021

Health Consumers Queensland has been contracted by Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN to offer five consumers or carers the opportunity to host a kitchen table discussion with their community network to learn about their opinions and experiences of mental health services and supports in the region. These discussions can be held in-person or online.

Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN is funded by the Australian Government to improve primary health care services (services that sit outside of a hospital) in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region.

What is ‘TALK ABOUT’?

  • ‘TALK ABOUT’ is a way for Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN to ask you about your experience with health care in your community.
  • The PHN wants to ‘talk about’ what you think is working well and what you think could be done better in relation to Mental Health services.

What are kitchen table discussions?

Health Consumers Queensland provides opportunities for consumers to lead consultation with their own community.  We do this via Kitchen Table Discussions which are community engagement sessions led by local people for local people. They allow small groups to participate in discussions at a time of day that suits them. The discussions enable health consumers, carers and community members who do not ordinarily participate in healthcare consultation to have their say in a safe and supportive environment.

We are seeking five (5) Consumer Hosts with a strong community network who can bring together up to six community members each to have a discussion in-person or online via Zoom video conferencing between 19 February and 5 March 2021. If online the host will have up to five participants. The Host guides the discussion with a set of questions provided to them and provides the de-identified feedback to Health Consumers Queensland.

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