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  • - New Victorian Government board

    - Contribute to better mental health and wellbeing across the state

    - Help establish a new entity with commitment to lived experience at its core.

The new Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing (the Collaborative Centre) Board is established under the Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2021.

The Collaborative Centre was the very first recommendation made by the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System.

In this exciting next step for the new Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing, applications are now open for board members including the chairperson.

Board members will be representing the Collaborative Centre in leading innovation in mental health research, treatment, care, and support, workforce development and ensuring people with a lived experience are at the forefront of every decision made for the centre.

The government is seeking candidates for the board who are committed to building a new mental health and wellbeing system and who have the skills to set the strategic direction of the Collaborative Centre, in its infancy and into the future.

Core to the Collaborative Centre is the representation of people with a lived experience of mental illness and psychological distress – four lived experience members will be appointed to the board, including two consumer representatives and two family, carer or supporter representatives.

People from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply to ensure the board is representative of all Victorians.

You must apply online. To apply, lodge your CV (with the headings required) and special application form for (at ‘cover letter’) via – documents must be in Microsoft WORD format.

To view the candidate information pack & application form please click the links below:

Application form (PDF version)

Candidate information pack (PDF version)

To be considered, you must address the headings required in your CV noted in the information pack and complete the special application form. Your documents should be in Microsoft WORD format, (although you can download information documents in PDF if this is easier).

Handwritten applications cannot be accepted.

For administrative assistance with completing applications please contact Nicola Rivette of SHK on 03 8620 8089 or Please note assistance on content (what to write) cannot be offered. If you can’t apply online (preferred), please email your application to Nicola in the format above, with the subject line ‘7530 CCMHW Board Application’

If you need specific assistance to be part of this process, we can refer you to organisations who may assist.

If additional information is required after a thorough review of the candidate information pack and you’ve lodged your application, please contact Penny Wilson, Senior Partner, SHK on 03 8620 8017 or

Please note that candidates may be contacted by email or phone (including voicemail), and that the process will take some months into April 2022 (so communications may have long intervals). You may be invited for a short video interview if required. If shortlisted, you may be later invited to a panel interview on video, or in person.We will advise candidates when decisions are made at different stages.

Direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to SHK.