The Lived Experience Governance Framework (‘the Framework’) responds to calls from the mental health and other sectors for changes in the way systems are governed to align them more strongly with human rights approaches and to meaningfully embrace lived experience. To transform systems and improve lives, a formal framework is needed to embed lived experience perspectives, values, principles, expertise and leadership in all aspects of governance. Its applicability and reach span a spectrum of settings and sectors, including and beyond health systems, structures, policies, processes, practices, programs and services and peer-led initiatives.
The Framework was co-designed and co-funded by the NMHCCF and MHLEEN. The NMHCCF and MHLEEN engaged the SA Lived Experience Leadership & Advocacy Network (LELAN) to prepare this framework and associated toolkit.
You can read the full framework here: