Applications are now open for the Australian Mental Health Leaders Fellowship, a prestigious program for emerging leaders who have a passion and commitment to improving outcomes for people with lived experience of mental health issues.
The Fellowship is an innovative and experiential leadership initiative that enhances participants’ leadership skills and abilities. Participants will learn how to influence positive and meaningful change, through their exposure to contemporary evidence-based leadership theory, operational effectiveness principles, consumer engagement principles, and involvement in reflective practice, mentoring, and industry placements.
What does the Fellowship consist of?
- Residential learning and networking workshops delivered by a prestigious university.
- One week of experiential learning in a workplace environment providing exposure to leadership roles in various work settings, and the opportunity for reflecting on the leadership styles participants observe.
- Diagnostic and assessment tools measuring leadership style, strengths, and capabilities.
- A 12-month mentoring program.
- A collaborative group project conducted over approximately six months to assist participants to apply what they have learnt to practical and contemporary issues.
Who should consider applying?
People who have demonstrated commitment and engagement in leadership related to improving mental health outcomes in the Australian community. This could include (but is not limited to):
- Mental health service delivery in government, non-government organisations, not for profit organisations and charities, and roles involved in the mental health policy arena.
- Clinicians and administrative workers in mental health, community health, general hospital and health services.
- Carers and consumers of mental health services with demonstrated engagement to influence outcomes at a system level.
- Employees in sectors where mental health issues are prominent (eg first responders such as police, fire and emergency and ambulance services, general healthcare settings education, child protection, justice and corrections).
- Representatives from organisations and sectors that promote mental health issues, health and wellbeing including sporting organisations, media and communications, and community services.