Thank you to those helping create a more inclusive and resilient community!

Local people are at the heart of our community and should play a key role in driving change and shaping its future.

We've set up a new Social Inclusion Action Group, with 19 members from all walks of life within the Frankston municipality.

Read more here about the application and selection process below.

What is the Social Inclusion Action Group (SIAG)?

The SIAG will bring together a diverse group of people, who will meet regularly over 2024 to look at the needs and gaps in our community. The group will then develop initiatives that focus on social connection, inclusion and wellbeing.

The SIAG is an initiative that was created after the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health system which recognised that local communities are often best placed to support wellbeing, connection and mental health. Frankston is one of the first areas to pilot a SIAG, which will eventually be set up in every municipality across Victoria.

How did we engage and create the SIAG?

Why join the SIAG?

Benefits of joining the SIAG

Recruitment Process Oct 2023

Who should apply?

We are looking for people to apply to join the SIAG from all walks of life, who bring different skills and perspectives, and can learn from each other’s expertise. Members will have an interest in issues of mental health, wellbeing and social inclusion.

The SIAG is an inclusive and accessible place. We value deep listening and collaboration, and care about making a positive difference in our community. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, and people from LGBTIQA+ communities.

The SIAG will include:

  • Industry experts.
  • Those with lived experiences.
  • People who are well-connected to the community.

It’s also important that you live, work, study, or have a significant connection to Frankston.

How can you apply?

Read more about the SIAG and how it will operate in our Terms of Reference, and then apply or contact us using one of the options below, by midnight 11 October 2023.

Recruitment Results

The Frankston SIAG has successfully recruited 19 members!

Membership aimed to have flexibility of numbers based on interest from the community. It was expected that membership would range between 12 and 20 people.

The application process was open to anyone from the community for 6 weeks, from 29 August to 11 October 2023, from which 51 people applied.

Interviews took place on 16, 17 and 20 October, of which 19 people were invited to be SIAG members. The final selection of the SIAG members took into consideration the need for representation, in balance with the person’s ability to contribute constructively, understand their community, and access to different levers of change.

The group is now meeting regularly throughout 2024.