Closing date EXTENDED: 4pm, Thursday 4 August 2022

Health Consumers Queensland has an opportunity for six health consumers to host a Yarning Circle  with Mob and community members to talk about their experience of primary healthcare services in the Darling Downs and West Moreton Primary Health Network (PHN) region.

Until 28 August 2022 we want to TALK ABOUT what you think is working well and what you think could be done better with primary healthcare services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This includes GPs (doctors), vaccinations and community-based mental health services in both Aboriginal Medical Services (AMSs) and non-AMS (mainstream) services.

This project is part of the PHN’s ‘TALK ABOUT’ project which is a way for Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN to ask you about your experience with health care in your community.

About Yarning Circles

Yarning Circles are community engagement sessions led by local people for local people. They allow small groups to participate in discussions at a time of day, and in a place, that works best for them. The yarns 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.

Each Yarning Circle will be led by a Consumer Host with a strong community network and who will invite up to ten (10) community members to have a yarn in a location of their choosing. If hosting a session online via Zoom or Skype, the host will invite up to six (6) community members to participate. An online session is recommended at this time due to COVID and the flu.

The Host guides the discussion with a set of questions provided to them. After the session, the host provides their participants’ feedback to Health Consumers Queensland for incorporation into a report back to Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN.

Who are we seeking as Hosts?

We would like our hosts to be health consumers with a passion for the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with strong community connections.

>>Find out more and submit your application to be a consumer host here.<<

For queries relating to this opportunity, please email Anne Curtis, Engagement Consultant – Specific Projects, Health Consumers Queensland at anne[email protected].org.au