National Lived Experience (Peer) Workforce Development Guidelines
Foreword from the Commission
The Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan is clear, Australia’s mental health workforce is in need of growth and development.
A thriving mental health Lived Experience (Peer) workforce is a vital component of “quality, recovery-focused mental health services”. This principle is embedded in the mental health plans and policies that influence all mental health care services in Australia.
A shared agenda for change
The National Lived Experience Workforce Development Guidelines
The National Mental Health Commission (the Commission) has led the development of the National Lived Experience Workforce Development Guidelines as a key reform initiative of the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan.
Principles to guide workforce development
How to use the National Development Guidelines
Talking about Lived Experience: language and definitions
The way we talk about lived experience makes a fundamental difference to the way we engage with and prioritise the development of the Lived Experience workforce.