Department of Health

Board recruitment begins for Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing

An Expression of Interest (EOI) process has opened to recruit the governance board of the Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing.


The Collaborative Centre will sit at the core of our reformed mental health and wellbeing system and serve as the ‘engine room’ for sector change and workforce excellence.

The government is seeking candidates who are committed to building a new mental health and wellbeing system. Importantly, this includes people with consumer and carer lived experiences.

Candidates will also require the skills to set the strategic direction of the Collaborative Centre in its infancy and into the future.

Legislation to establish the Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing passed Parliament in November 2021.

The legislation ensures representation of people with lived experience of mental illness or psychological distress on the skills-based board and an innovative co-director model of executive leadership.

The board will drive the selection of key delivery clinical and academic partners, appoint an executive team of co-directors as well as setting the early strategic direction of the new centre.

The Collaborative Centre will be located in Melbourne and embody a new approach to mental health and wellbeing.

It will bring together people with lived experience, researchers and health professionals to lead critical improvements in the mental health and wellbeing system.

For more information, including how to apply, visit

Expressions of interest close on 8 February 2022.

Reviewed 23 March 2022


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