People Bank

Are you interested in improving health care in our region?

We believe that health care can be improved, and our community can be healthier when you are involved in planning, designing and evaluating health services. 

The past few years have been a challenge for our community and health services. As a result, our health system is changing. PHNs help fund services to better support our communities needs and to shape a better health system. But we cant do it without the voice of the people who use these services.  

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About our People Bank

People Bank is a register of people who would like to help us to improve the health of people in the north, west and central Melbourne area. Everyone in our community is welcome to join.

As part of our People Bank, you can take part in a range of different activities, including but not limited to: 

  • forums, events, workshops 
  • committees and working groups 
  • online activities (such as surveys, online forums and social media) 
  • support groups and wellbeing sessions 
  • tender evaluation panels. 

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Current opportunities

Past opportunities

Other opportunities in our region:

As a People Bank member, you will receive emails about all upcoming opportunities to help us with our work and will also be given the option to subscribe to our community newsletter, My Health My Voice.

There is no cost to join People Bank. People Bank offers payment for some activities. Interpreters will be made available for you if needed. 

If you have any questions about People Bank please email or call 03 9347 1188. 

People Bank stories

Ken's story
Ken first became involved with our People Bank through a suicide prevention forum. Although nervous at first, Ken soon embraced the opportunity to contribute to the way health care programs and services are designed. "It needs the contribution of people that have had the experience, but it also needs the willingness of the bureaucracy and the organisation – not necessarily to agree...but to at least consider it."

Julie's story
Julie joined our People Bank because she wanted to help others learn from her experiences managing her chronic diseases. She was also keen to learn more about and influence other aspects of health care in our region. "I've had diabetes for a long time, I have heart issues; I've got a couple of chronic diseases that I've had to learn a lot about and make the right decisions. So, I think if I can help others with that, I should. "[But] you're involved in so many more things. I like that – it's not just chronic diseases, it's other things, and you cover such a broad side of town as well."