We believe that people who use the health care system should have a say in how it works.
We also believe that health care is better and our community is healthier when you are involved in planning, designing and evaluating health services.

Join the People Bank and together we can make health care better.

Join our People Bank

People Bank is a register of people who live or work in north western Melbourne, who would like to:

  • Receive health updates
  • Be informed about local health events
  • Hear about opportunities to share your experiences and advice to help improve health care for yourself, your family and others

As part of our People Bank you will receive our newsletter, My Health, My Voice. You will also receive emails about opportunities to have your say. You can then choose to take part if something interests you. There is no cost to join. Sometimes payment will be given for activities you may take part in. Everyone in our community is welcome to join our People Bank. If you would like to join, please complete the online form or email myvoice@nwmphn.org.au

My Health My Voice newsletters

Current opportunities

Working with our community - NWMPHN PeopleBank

Do you want to:

  • Make a difference?
  • Improve your leadership skills?
  • Improve health care?

If yes, you are invited to apply for the Collaborative Pairs Program.
Collaborative Pairs is a leadership training program. It aims to help consumers and health care providers to work together to improve health care.

As part of the program you will work with a health care provider on a shared health care challenge, project or idea. Along the way, trained facilitators will help you to build your skills in working together.

For more information please visit nwmphn.org.au/collaborative-pairs

The Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration (MARC) is looking for people to join their Community Advisory Group (CAG).

MARC aims to address issues that are important for older people, such as:

  • preventing falls
  • improving dementia care
  • promoting healthy ageing and independence
  • improving the experience for older people at the end of their life

The MARC Community Advisory Group (CAG) gives input into the design, and monitoring of research led by MARC, from a consumer point of view.

For more information about the CAG please refer to the flyer below.

Flyer - MARC Community Advisory Group – Terms of reference (.pdf, 586kb)
Application form - MARC Community Advisory Group (.docx, 64kb)

Are you interested in being part of our new CAREinMIND Wellbeing Support Service campaign? Be the face on our posters, or help others by telling your story. We are looking for people from all backgrounds and all ages. You will receive a $75 gift voucher as a thank you for your involvement.

Please see the flyer attached for more information or call Julie Sucksmith on (03) 9347 1188 or email: julie.sucksmith@nwmphn.org.au 

FlyerCAREinMIND Call out for talent (.pdf, 252kb)

The seminar will be led by people who have had prostate cancer. It will include information about prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment and support available for patients and carers. The event is being run by Western and Central Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (WCMICS) and its partner hospitals.

Entry: Free
Date: Monday, 15 October 2018 from 9:00 am – 11:30 am (starting with morning tea)
Venue: Lecture Theatre B, Level 7, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, 305 Grattan St, Melbourne VIC 3000

To register please click here. For more information please email contactus@wcmics.org or you can call on (03) 9035 9537.

Flyer – Prostate cancer event (.pdf, 412kb)