EOI - Expression of Interest


Mental Health and Wellbeing Outcomes Framework

Workshop: Building a Vision of Better Mental Health Outcomes in Victoria


Download this information as a flyer: Mental Health and Wellbeing Outcomes Framework.pdf




The Royal Commission into Victorian Mental Health Services stated that Victoria needs a new framework to understand how mental health services are impacting the mental health and wellbeing of Victorians. This framework will outline the intended impact of the mental health reform, the changes that need to occur, and how we’ll know if we’re moving in the right direction.


People with lived and living experience, of supporting people who go through mental health challenges, need to be in the centre of this redesign. This is to ensure that the Department of Health are measuring how mental health services are assisting carers, kin, family, and friends to progress towards the goals that matter the most to you.


The Outcomes and Evaluation team of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Division of the Department of Health want to hear the voices of people who have experience in supporting people who have interacted with the mental health system.


Insights gathered from the workshop will inform the Mental Health and Wellbeing Division, Outcomes and Evaluation Team’s development of the of the new Outcomes Framework. For more information, please see the attached factsheet.


Workshop description

We are hosting two workshops in the weeks after Easter for people with lived/living experience of caring for/supporting people with mental health challenges. There will be an online workshop and an in-person workshop, you can attend whichever workshop that suits you best. You only need to attend one workshop.


  • Workshop 1: Tue 26 April, 10am - 12pm (in person, Tandem Office, Abbotsford) OR

  • Workshop 2: Wed 27 April, 2pm - 4pm (virtual – online meeting)


    As a carer, kin, family member, or supporter the workshops will explore:

    • What better mental health might look like for you and your family in five or ten years

    • How you would like to feel when interacting with a service

    • What you want services to accomplish and how, for yourself and the person you support

    • What an ideal mental health system might look like in Victoria in the future


      What else you might like to know:

    • The workshops will be about building a vision of a better mental health system for the future. It is important you say what you would like services to look like. You will not be required or expected to share personal information, though your experiences will inform your answers to the questions.

    • We are hoping for wide representation from the community and a diversity of opinions and voices

    • We will discuss different types of healthcare settings (e.g. community services, GP’s, clinical mental health services) so experiences in any of these different settings will be helpful

    • All participants will be provided with appropriate support around the workshops as well as opportunity to provide insights anonymously after the workshop, if you do not feel comfortable sharing in the workshop setting.

    • All participants will be reimbursed for their time in line with the Pay Scale developed in agreement between the Department of Health, Tandem and VMIAC. Please contact Tandem for further details.


Future opportunities

After these initial workshops there will be a further workshop on Tue 3 May (time to be confirmed) where we will share the collective themes and goals discovered through the workshops for review, suggestions, and next steps.


This will lead into the next phase of targeted workshops with key groups, to ensure all voices are heard. There will be an opportunity to express interest in attending any workshops that you feel are relevant to you.


Next steps – How to apply


  1. If you're not already a member, please join the Tandem Participation RegisterPlease note, there's a short online application to join the Register which may take approximately 5-15 minutes to complete


  2. If you are interested and are available for one of the two workshops identified, can you send a short expression of interest with Workshop: Building a Vision of Better Mental Health Outcomes in Victoria in the email subject line to: [email protected]


    Please submit your EOI by COB Thursday 14 April 2022 including:


    • A brief explanation of your interest in participating in the workshop

    • List of your experience with different clinical settings (e.g. community services, GP’s,

      clinical mental health services (bullet points are fine)

    • Nominate your preferred workshop:

      • Workshop 1: Tue 26 April, 10am-12pm (in person, Abbotsford) OR

      • Workshop 2: Wed 27 April, 2pm -4pm (virtual – online meeting)



    • We encourage participants in Melbourne metro and/or those able to travel to nominate for the in-person workshop

    • We encourage participants in regional Victoria and/or those unable to travel to nominate for the online workshop

    • Alternatively, if you cannot attend one of these workshops but are interested in being involved for the next steps and targeted workshops, please advise in your EOI.



      If you have any questions about the workshops or the Outcomes and Performance Framework, feel free to contact [email protected]ealth.vic.gov.au



      If you have any questions about the EOI process for this Register engagement opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact: Elissa Stanovic (she/her), Tandem Participation Register Coordinator (Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, & Fri)

      E [email protected] P 03 8803 5555


      The Tandem Support and Referral Line provides support, information and referral to the family members, friends and carers of people living with mental health challenges.