National Register - TAS Representative Profiles

If your organisation is seeking consumer and carer representation, please click here to find out more about the selection process. Please note that all requests for representation will be referred to the consumer and carer driven selection process - it is not possible for an organisation to request an individual representative.


Jan West, Consumer Representative

I have worked and volunteered for many years in mental health and community based positions. I believe in promoting acceptance of differences and finding creative options for reducing stigma and promoting social inclusion. I retrained with a Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work. I have lived my life among a wide range of interesting people, many with a range of chronic health conditions. I believe in working together we can create unity. 

Mental health affects us all – we all have mental health – good or not so good. I would like to see the policies, linkages and action between government, organisations and individuals to promote acceptance and inclusion in mental health, without stigma.

I have good working knowledge of social determinants of health, in particular for rural, regional and isolated communities. I have sat on and been Treasurer of Flourish Tasmania. I have extensive experience in building community and promoting total health – the integration of mental, physical, social, intellectual, emotional and financial aspects. I am a member of the National Mental Health Consumer Carer Forum. I am flexible in my availability. 

There are a total of 1 consumer and 1 carer representatives currently on the National Register.

Please note that representative profiles are not currently available for all National Register members.


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