Ms Jan Kealton
Deputy Chair Queensland Mental Health Commission
Jan is an active advocate for people experiencing mental health problems, as well as their families and other natural supports, recognising that the recovery journey is buoyed and reinforced when consumers and their families and carers are given hope. Jan believes strongly that families also need ongoing assertive support to develop the understanding and skills required to provide positive, empathic assistance and encouragement to the people for whom they care.
Jan participates on a number of committees at the local and State levels, to promote better services and outcomes for service users and their families, including the Queensland MHAOD Branch Clinical Network and the Metro North Partners in Recovery Consortium Management Committee. She chairs the Metro North Hospital and Health Service Consumer and Carer Engagement Group and is currently deputy chair for the Queensland Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Advisory Council, which provides advice to the Queensland Mental Health Commission.