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services through

lived experience advocacy.

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Lived Experience Australia makes a difference in systemic advocacy by being informed about the issues facing people with mental health issues, their families and carers, and using this to influence mental health policy, planning and decision making at local, state and national levels. 

Formed in 2002, Lived Experience Australia was known as the Private Mental Health Consumer Carer Network (Australia).

Lived Experience Australia's State Advisory Forums are an opportunity to hear about the experiences of consumers and their families, empower community members to drive change and share the latest news affecting the mental health sector. 

Lived Experience Australia supports a highly skilled workforce through provision of quality research, training, and resources for consumers, carers, clinicians and service providers for improved, inclusive and responsive mental health services across Australia. 

Latest News:

Missing Middle Research

This international first research identifies why people slip through the gaps or do not receive the mental health care they need.

It is the first survey of its kind to seek and reflect the perspectives of both consumers AND carers about engagement and disengagement from mental health supports and falling through the gaps.