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National Lived Experience (Peer) Workforce Development Guidelines

Clarity: Developing understanding

Developing understanding is the first step in workforce development. Everyone can take steps to ensure that the mental health workforce, including leaders, managers, health professionals and Lived Experience workers, develop an understanding of Lived Experience work and its connection to the broader consumer movement/literature/concepts.

Helpful resources

 

What informs Lived Experience work?

  • • A Lived Experience-run website, which provides information to build connection to, and understanding of, the broader consumer movement – Our Consumer Place: www.ourconsumerplace.com.au
  • • An American based advocacy and Lived Experience support organisation, which provides information to build connection to, and understanding of, the broader consumer movement – The National Empowerment Centre (NEC): www.power2u.org
  • • A co-produced book providing a deeper understanding of Lived Experience work and system transformation – Peer Work in Australia: A New Future for Mental Health.

 

Lived Experience work values

 

Co-production

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lived Experience workforce