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Project Launch: NMHCCF & MHLEEN Lived Experience Leadership Projects

19 July 2023
The National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum (NMHCCF) has been working in partnership with the National Primary Health Network Mental Health Lived Experience Engagement Network (MHLEEN) to co-design and produce a series of projects centered around Lived Experience Leadership. 
These include:
1. Lived Experience Digital Library: a central repository of mental health consumer and carer leadership-related knowledge and initiatives. It strives to focus on work by those with lived experience but also includes work generated by non-government organisations and academic and clinical and / or biomedical documents to shed light on the role of systems and their readiness to recognise and provide support for those with lived experience to become leaders of change.
2. Lived Experience Governance Framework and Toolkit: created to guide identified priority organisations and jurisdictions when engaging with people with lived experience.
3. Lived Experience Training Scoping Paper: proposes a model of what is required for progressive, viable and sustainable lived experience (peer) workforces to develop and thrive in Australia. Recommendations in the scoping paper are aligned with the proposed model to support advocacy and actions that need to be taken to ensure the unique value and transformative impact of lived experience is realised.
We are pleased to announce the launch of these three unique pieces of work on Tuesday 25 July 2023, 1pm AEST.
You can register for the webinar to hear from the people involved in the development of these works, as well as the impact: