National Lived Experience (Peer) Workforce Development Guidelines

Appendix 3: Peak agencies

The below lists the peak agencies for the Lived Experience workforce, peak agencies are either a Lived Experience workforce trade or advocacy group, or an overall association of groups allied to the Lived Experience workforce.

Peak agencyJurisdictionConsumer/Family/Carer workforce
ACT Mental Health Consumer NetworkACTConsumer Peak
BeingNSWConsumer Peak
CLEW (Carer Lived Experience Workforce)VICCarer Network
CoMHWAWAConsumer Peak
FlourishTASConsumer Peak
LELANSAConsumer Peak
Lived Experience Australia formerly the Private Mental Health Consumer Carer Network (Australia) LimitedNationalConsumer/Carer Peak for people accessing private mental health services
Mental Health Carers AustraliaNationalCarer Peak
Mental Health Carers NSWNSWCarer Peak
Mental Health Family and Friends Tasmania Formerly Mental Health Carers TasmaniaTASCarer Peak
National Mental Health Consumer and Carer ForumNationalConsumer/Carer Peak
NSW Consumer Peer Workers’ CommitteeNSWLived Experience Public Mental Health Workforce Peak
PHN MHLEENNationalLived Experience Network
QLEWNQLDLived Experience Workforce Peak
TEMHCO (Top End Mental Health Consumer Organisation)NTConsumer Peak
VMIACVICConsumer Peak
WA Peer Supporters NetworkWAConsumer/Carer Peak
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Acknowledgement of Country

The Commission acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands throughout Australia.
We pay our respects to their clans, and to the elders, past present and emerging, and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, sea and community.


The Commission is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. The Commission welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Lived Experience

We acknowledge the individual and collective contributions of those with a lived and living experience of mental ill-health and suicide, and those who love, have loved and care for them. Each person’s journey is unique and a valued contribution to Australia’s commitment to mental health suicide prevention systems reform.