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February 2024 Board Update

A meeting of the Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing Board was held on 6 February 2024. The below update outlines decisions from the meeting.

Thursday, 22 February 2024 at 10:40 pm

The year ahead

The Board welcomed the new Co-CEOs and began the meeting with a reflective discussion about the year ahead. This year will see the Collaborative Centre transition from its establishment phase to a stronger focus on delivery and a shift to a public facing organisation with the move to new premises at 205 Queensberry St. The appointment of the Co-CEOs will provide the leadership needed to make this transition as well as provide stability to the organisation.

Strategic priorities

The Board approved a paper and timeline outlining the strategic priorities and approvals needed over the remaining 2023 - 2024 Statement of Priorities period. These cover the following areas:

  • partnerships & service improvement
  • embedding lived experience
  • research
  • workforce
  • communications and engagement
  • governance and business operations. 

Major milestones are outlined below: 

Image of timeline outlining the major strategic milestones for the Collaborative Centre in 2024

Brand development

The board approved the Collaborative Centre brand developed by Showpony and endorsed by the branding working group. This group comprised members of the Lived Experiences Advisory Panel (LEAP), the board and staff. The next step is to seek internal government approval.

Lived experience framework

The Board received a presentation from Louise Byrne about her current research work on lived experience and the role of organisational frameworks and strategies. This led to a discussion about the approach to the development of the Collaborative Centre’s Lived Experience Framework

Terry Laidler


Maria Katsonis

Deputy Chair

Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing

20 February 2024