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Non-Executive Board Directors (Voluntary)

Consumers of Mental Health WA (Inc.)

Directorship Description

Consumers of Mental Health WA (CoMHWA) seeks to appoint up to three Non-Executive Directors. The roles require attending approximately twelve, monthly Board meetings annually, any General Meetings of the Members including the AGM and serving on Board subcommittees as required. Attendance at some functions with stakeholders and participation in Board development workshops is also expected. Successful candidates will stand for election at the AGM to be held in late October.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must be people who identify as having a current or past lived experience of psychological or emotional issues, distress or problems, irrespective of whether they have a diagnosed mental illness and/or have received treatment. CoMHWA is seeking individuals with proven leadership experience with an understanding of the mental health consumer movement.

It is a requirement of the association that applicants are or become an Individual or Associate Individual Member of CoMHWA. A National Police Certificate is mandatory for all Board members and for successful applicants, the cost of this will be reimbursed by CoMHWA. Proof of Covid vaccination is also required.

Required Skills or Specialities

CoMHWA is seeking expressions of interest from individuals with skills in any of the following areas:

  • An extensive network in the field of mental health recovery.
  • Connections with and understanding of a diverse range of consumers of mental health issues.
  • Connection with and understanding of the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
  • Governance Training, Risk Management and Strategic Planning Experience.
  • Public Relations / Marketing / Communication / Human resources.
  • Director training such as AICD, Community Directors or Governance Institute.

The successful candidate(s) will use their skills and experience to contribute to effective Governance, Strategic Direction and Financial oversight of the organisation.

About CoMHWA

Consumers of Mental Health WA Inc. is the peak body representing consumers of mental health services in WA, it is a not-for-profit, consumer organisation led by and for consumers. CoMHWA’s vision is for a world where people with lived experience of mental health issues are self-directed, self-empowered, respected and connected to community. Its core purpose is to strengthen and advance the voice, leadership and expertise of people with lived experience of mental health issues. This is achieved through advocacy, education and training, peer support and consultation. The majority of CoMHWA’s funding is derived from the WA Mental Health Commission (MHC) with increasing amounts coming from other sources. CoMHWA is classed as a medium-sized charity under the ACNC regulations.

Additional information on CoMHWA (including Annual Report and Constitution) can be obtained via our website: http://www.comhwa.org.au/

If you have queries about the Board Director vacancies, please call Anne St Jack (Board Secretary) on 0409 574 043.

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