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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.

Applications for the Board have now closed. This website is retained for the information of applicants only.

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

Application form (PDF version)

Candidate information pack (PDF version)

To have been considered, you must have addressed the headings required in your CV noted in the information pack, and have completed the special application form. (The application form may have been used in place of a cover letter). Your documents should have been in Microsoft WORD format, (although you can download information documents in PDF if this is easier, both Word and PDF were offered above).

We will contact you if we require more information. Handwritten applications were not able to be accepted.

Please note that candidates may be contacted by email or phone (including voicemail), and that the process will take some months into April/May 2022, or later (so there may be long intervals between communications).

The number may show as ‘no caller ID’ or ‘unidentified caller’ in some systems. Please check voicemails and check spam/junk folder in case our emails were filtered.

Your application will be carefully assessed as per the criteria in the information pack.

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.

Noting there will be intervals between communications, if you have applied and need assistance, please contact Nicola Rivette of SHK on 03 8620 8089 or or Penny Wilson, Senior Partner, SHK on 03 8620 8017 or preferably via email on, noting the subject is CCMHW Board Application.