Community

Andris had extensive community memberships and networks, including:

  • WA Mental Health Commission working groups memberships:
    • Mental Health Bill Implementation Reference Group
    • Lived Experience Advisory Group
    • Regional Advisory Group
    • Chief Psychiatrist’s Approved Forms Working Group (2014 – present)
  • University of WA School of Population Health’s ‘Consumer + Community Advisory Group’ member
  • National Register of Mental Health Consumer Representatives member
  • University of WA School of Population Health / Consumer + Community Advisory Board member
  • National Register of Mental Health Consumer + Carer Representatives member
  • DSN (Depression Support Network) / Foundation member
  • WAAMH (Western Australian Association for Mental Health) member
  • COMWHA (Consumers of Mental Health Western Australia) member
  • Great Southern Mental Health Stakeholder Group member
  • Consumer + Community Advisory Council, UWA School of Population Health and Telethon Kids Institute (2013 – Present) member
  • Prospect House Men’s Accommodation Support Facility chairman (2008 – 2011)
  • Men’s Advisory Network board member (2004 – 2013)
  • Men’s Resource Centre founder and manager (2004 – 2012)
  • Albany Reconciliation Committee member (2003 – 2009)
  • Mental Health Week co-organiser(2002 – 2011)
  • Drug Awareness Week committee member (2002 – 2009)
  • Albany Youth Drug Action Group member (2002 -2005)
  • Depression Support Network member (2012 – present)
  • Policy Development Group / Assessment + Management of Suicide + Aggression in People with MH Problems / WA Centre for Mental Health Policy Research member (2016 – present)
  • 2017 WA Mental Health Conference organising committee member (2016 – present)
  • IMPACT | Increasing Member Participation Advocacy and Co-design Training advisory group member (2016 – present)
  • WA Recovery College steering committee member and founding board member (2015 – present)
  • MAN Men’s Advisory Network board member (2004 – 2013)
  • Albany Men’s Shed founding chairman (2005 – 2007)
  • SEA | Southern Edge Arts youth theatre company founding member (1996 – 1999)
  • A. State Govt | Landcorp for Albany Foreshore Re-development consultant (1996 – 2001)
  • Albany Community School founding member (1984 -1994)
  • Albany Arts Council board member (1984 – 1990)
  • Albany Town councillor (1984 – 1986)