The role is located within the Community Engagement team at headspace Fremantle. The majority of the work for this position will be completed onsite at headspace Fremantle. Family and Friends reference group members will report directly to the Community Engagement Officer. They will also be supported by the Centre Manager.
Key Responsibilities are as follows: The Family and Friends Reference Group will consult with headspace on a variety of topics and issues, and will be involved in a number of projects. This will be achieved by: • Attending a minimum of six face-to-face meetings per annum • Being prepared to undertake some training at face to face events • Regularly providing feedback to headspace Fremantle when requested • Being open and willing to participate in teleconferences, email and online discussions on a weekly basis (usually less than weekly basis). • Supporting local headspace activities • Becoming an active community advocate for youth mental health with the goal of raising awareness of youth mental health and family inclusive practice; educating the broader community about youth mental health • Being involved in community education activities, or as media spokespeople on family members and friends’ experience supporting a young person with mental health issues. • Completing a wellness plan and actively looking after all aspects of your health