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Mental health consumer workers

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
METeOR identifier:Help on this term450727
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 07/12/2011
ACT Health, Final 16/08/2018
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Persons employed (or engaged via contract) on a part-time or full-time paid basis, where the person is specifically employed for the expertise developed from their lived experience of mental illness.

Mental health consumer workers include the job titles of, but not limited to, consumer consultants, peer support workers, peer specialists, consumer companions, consumer representatives, consumer project officers and recovery support workers.

Roles that mental health consumer workers may perform include, but are not limited to:

  • Participation in mental health service planning
  • Mental health policy development
  • Mental health service evaluation
  • Training and education of professionals and consumers
  • Mentoring duties
  • Advocacy roles
  • Liaison activities
  • Client support roles
  • Peer support roles

Relational attributes

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Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (mental health consumer and carer workers), average NNNN.NN Health, Standard 07/02/2013
ACT Health, Final 16/08/2018

Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (mental health consumer workers) Health, Standard 07/02/2013
ACT Health, Final 16/08/2018

Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (mental health consumer workers), average NNNN.NN Health, Standard 07/02/2013
ACT Health, Final 16/08/2018

Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (mental health consumer workers) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)] Health, Standard 07/02/2013
ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018

Mental health consumer and carer workers, 2018 Health, Candidate 09/08/2018

Mental health establishments NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

Mental health establishments NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 04/09/2015

Mental health establishments NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 17/08/2017

Mental health establishments NMDS 2017–18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Mental health establishments NMDS 2018–19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018

Mental health establishments NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standardisation pending 05/12/2018

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