Department of Health

Calendar of engagement opportunities

We know that people across and beyond the mental health and wellbeing sector are eager to participate in the design and delivery of the reformed mental health and wellbeing system.

We are continuing to develop new resources to support your participation, and further information and materials will be published on this site the coming weeks and months, including details about our reform implementation plan for the next 12 months.

In response to your feedback we have produced a calendar of upcoming engagement opportunities including workshops, expressions of interest, tender processes and other chances to contribute to the mental health and wellbeing system reforms.

Please note that the timing, locations and nature of planned activities may change due to the sequencing of reform activities, or other factors that may impact participation. 

We update this calendar at least monthly but may make revisions outside this schedule in the event of significant changes to planned activities.

Please email the nominated contact if you have any questions about a planned engagement activity.

Engagement calendar

This calendar reflects the most up-to-date view of upcoming mental health and wellbeing engagement opportunities, including consultations, EOI processes and tenders.

Targeted engagement refers to engagement activities where we are seeking input from priority groups and cohorts. In many cases, we will be working with peak bodies and organisations that represent those communities to identify participants, including people with lived and living experience.

Open engagement refers to public engagement activities where anybody with an interest in the work is welcome to contribute. Where available, we will provide a link to where you can find out more about the engagement and how to participate.

Last updated: 10 January 2023.

January 2023

Initiative 

Details of engagement 

Contact 

Diverse Communities' Framework and Blueprint

Relates to Recommendation 34: Working in partnership with and improving access for diverse communities

Open consultation mechanism via the Community Engagement Toolkit. Organisations/Individuals can download this document and have their own conversations with their networks.

Download the Toolkit on the Diverse Communities Framework and Blueprint web page.

Monica Kelly
Mental Health & Wellbeing Promotion Adviser

mhwd.diversity@health.vic.gov.au

Mental Health and Wellbeing Workforce Capability Framework

Relates to: Recommendation 58: Workforce capabilities and professional development

Targeted conversations with learning and development specialists and subject matter experts to inform the implementation of the Workforce Capability Framework

Eleanor Williams & Nicole Lynch
Executive Director Strategy and Policy 
mentalhealth@health.vic.gov.au 

February 2023

Initiative 

Details of engagement 

Contact 

Mental Health and Wellbeing Workforce Capability Framework

Relates to: Recommendation 58: Workforce capabilities and professional development

Targeted conversations with learning and development specialists and subject matter experts to inform the implementation of the Workforce Capability Framework

Eleanor Williams & Nicole Lynch
Executive Director Strategy and Policy 

mhwd.diversity@health.vic.gov.au

Allied Health Mental Health Reference Group 

Relates to: Recommendation 57: Workforce strategy, planning and structural reforms

Quarterly meetings to support allied health workforce growth and development. Eleanor Williams & Nicole Lynch
Executive Director Strategy and Policy 
mentalhealth@health.vic.gov.au 
 

Mental Health Workforce Safety and Wellbeing Committee 

Relates to: Recommendation 59: Workforce safety and wellbeing

Quarterly meetings to provide advice on the occupational health, safety and wellbeing risks of the mental health and wellbeing workforce.  

Eleanor Williams & Nicole Lynch
Executive Director Strategy and Policy 

mentalhealth@health.vic.gov.au 
 

Mental Health and Wellbeing Locals 

Relates to: Recommendation 3: Establishing a responsive and integrated mental health and wellbeing system

Advertised Call for submission for Mental Health and Wellbeing Locals 

In line with usual Department of Health procurement practice, a market briefing will take place that will provide detailed information on the procurement process for the next tranche of Local Services. 

Providers that intend to submit for future services and other interested parties can register at Buying for Victoria to be kept up to date. 

Mia Bromley 
Executive Director Mental Health & AOD system management 
mentalhealth@health.vic.gov.au 

Suicide Prevention and Response Strategy (SPARO)

Relates to: Recommendation 26: Governance arrangements for suicide prevention and response efforts

Targeted workshops to inform the development of the new Suicide Prevention and Response Strategy.

Monica Kelly 
Mental Health & Wellbeing Promotion Adviser 
suicide.prevention@health.vic.gov.au

Overview of further engagement activities (March and April 2023)

  • State-wide Youth Forensic Mental Health Service model 
  • State-wide Service and Capital Plan
  • Family and Carer-led Centres

Reviewed 16 January 2023

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