October 20, 2020

Position Vacant: Non-Executive Director

The Position

At the upcoming Annual General Meeting on the 14th December, MIEACT will have one Board Member vacancy – general position. MIEACT seek applications from interested parties to be considered for membership and appointment to the Board (voted at the AGM) for a term of two years.

MIEACT have a skilled Board and would welcome applicants with a background in the following areas:

  • Mental health professional: psychiatrist, psychology, community sector mental health experience
  • Cultural awareness: leadership in reconciliation
  • Revenue development: commercial or social enterprise

Please note Board Members are required to become financial members of the Board to be eligible to nominate at the cost of $15 annual fee and $5 joining. Click here for more information about joining MIEACT.

About Us

Mental Illness Education ACT (MIEACT) creates a safe space for mental health education for all Canberran's. Since 1993, we have been the leading local provider of evidence-informed programs, partnered with lived experience stories, increasing mental health literacy, promoting early intervention and addressing stigma to empower people to seek help early, should they need it.

In 2019-20 MIEACT reached over 30,000 people in our community across schools and workplaces through both our face to face and online programs. We bring small audiences into direct positive contact with the powerful lived experience stories of local people, such contact is a proven, powerful stigma reduction model, importantly guided by a safe and non-triggering “DoNoHarm” framework for both story-teller and viewer.

Our purpose is to ensure program participants of all ages and backgrounds leave our sessions not only with an increased knowledge of mental health, but practical tools to manage, support and practice positive mental health and understand help seeking pathways should they need it.

In addition, MIEACT play a key role in ACT Government advocacy and community consultation, being the leading organisation of the ACT Children and Young Person review in partnership with the Office for Mental Health and Wellbeing and being a key participant and local representative in ACT Lifespan steering and working groups.

To Apply

Please submit a nomination via email including a background statement on your Board and workplace experience with a copy of your CV to ATTN: Gina Zheng, MIEACT Secretary, by the 8th November 2020 to ceo@mieact.org.au.

The recruitment sub-committee will review all applications and organise interviews during November for nominations to be distributed to members late November.