Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing Board update February 2023

A meeting of the Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing Board was held on 7 February 2023 in Melbourne. This update outlines decisions from the meeting.

Tuesday, 14 February 2023 at 4:51 am

Governance policies 

The Board approved the following: 

  • An overarching governance framework 
  • Risk management framework and risk appetite statement 
  • Minor amendments to the board charter 
  • Amendments to the audit and risk committee charter to incorporate finance  

Finance, audit and risk committee establishment 

The Board approved an expression of interest process for members of the finance, audit and risk committee. Expressions of interest will be welcome from individuals with lived experience of mental illness or psychological distress and from individuals who are family members, carers or supporters of those with lived experience. 

Appointment of Lived Experiences Advisory Panel members 

Sixty-four applications were received for the Lived Experiences Advisory Panel (LEAP) and a two-stage selection process was held. The Board approved the appointment of the ten recommended members. Successful applicants will be contacted to confirm their acceptance. This will be followed by a public announcement of the LEAP membership. The Board also approved minor amendments to the LEAP terms of reference.  

Communications, media and engagement  

The Board approved the proposed approach to communications, media and engagement. This will be informed by lived experience through the involvement of the LEAP. 

Research scoping review 

The Board approved a project plan for a research scoping review. This will be used to inform the development of the Collaborative Centre’s research strategy.  

Interim purpose statement 

The Board requested the LEAP review the draft interim purpose statement.  

System change forum 

The Board approved holding a forum about the Collaborative Centre’s role in system change. 

Terry Laidler

Maria Katsonis
Deputy Chair

Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing
14 February 2023