The Tandem Mental Health Carer Register is a pool of trained mental health carer representatives from across Victoria. Members of the Register use their lived experience, knowledge of the mental health system and communication skills to advocate and promote the issues and concerns of mental health carers. The Register was established in 2017 in response to a request from the Victorian Department of Health & Human Services.

What do Tandem Register members do?

Register members will have lived experience as mental health carers, with skills and expertise in advocacy, policy development, communication or leadership. Members have opportunities to apply for Victorian state-level mental health carer representative positions, participate in events, speak at forums and conferences, and attend training. Members are expected to keep up-to-date with current trends and issues in the sector, and provide reports on their activities.

Engagement opportunities

Tandem is regularly approached by a wide range of organisations seeking state-level mental health carer representatives. Tandem promotes these opportunities to Register members. Opportunities include, for example, representative positions on state committees, boards, working groups and evaluations, as well as speaking opportunities at conferences and events.

If you are interested in applying to join the Tandem Mental Health Carer Register please click on the button below.

Become a Tandem Mental Health Carer Register member