CAMHS consumer representatives

Mental Health (CAMHS) has a number of young people, parents, families and carers who act as consumer representatives to provide feedback that helps to improve our service.

Current opportunities

CAMHS Lived Experience Advisory Group (LEAG)

The CAMHS Lived Experience Advisory Group (LEAG) is a welcoming and inclusive group of young people, parents and carers who have lived experience with CAMHS and are passionate about improving our services. The group formalises a partnership between CAMHS and the consumers who use the services.

We look at issues prioritised by CAMHS as well as those that are consumer driven. The main duties are to:

  • Provide advice to CAMHS from a consumer perspective.
  • Give feedback on the information we provide to the public.
  • Provide thoughts on experiences of other consumers (e.g. compliments and complaints).
  • Provide thoughts on how we deliver our services.

CAMHS also has consumer and carer members on the:

  • Policy and Procedures Steering Group
  • Medication Safety Committee
  • Learning and Development Steering Group

What experience, skills and interests are we looking for?

We are looking for consumers who:
  • Want to make a difference to mental health services for children and young people in WA.
  • Have lived experience with our mental health services.
  • Have an ability to provide feedback on:
    • the information we provide to our consumers
    • the reports we use to monitor our activities
    • information we provide to staff about partnering with consumers
  • Have confidence to speak up and share thoughts, reactions and ideas.
  • Have an interest in supporting CAMHS to use consumer perspectives to guide service improvement.
  • Preferably have good networks with other young people, families or carers who have lived experience of Mental Health Services

We encourage people from the following backgrounds to apply including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

Register your interest in becoming a CAMHS consumer representative

Future opportunities in CAMHS Reform

We may use applications from this recruitment to fill future opportunities where you could be approached to be involved in:
  • Working groups and committees
  • Service improvement projects
  • Policy reviews
  • Surveys
  • Consultations, workshops or focus groups

Last Updated: 15/02/2024