Our Training

Lived Experience Australia has two different workshops currently available, delivered free via Zoom as interactive sessions (places are strictly limited). All workshops are delivered by those with a lived experience as a consumer and/or carer in mental health (see our list of facilitators at the bottom of this page).
1. For Consumers and Carers:
These free 2 x 2 hour interactive Zoom workshops aim to support people with a lived experience of mental illness or mental health issues, families and carers to advocate at individual and organisational levels within the mental health system.
Select 'For Consumers and Carers' below for more information and to book into a session with others located in your state/territory.
We recommend attending or watching a recording of the Introductory Webinar prior to attending the workshops. 
2. For Staff:
This 2.5 hour interactive Zoom workshop aims to support private mental health hospitals and organisations in preparing for and supporting  some of the criteria for meeting Standard 2 of the National Safety and Quality Health Standards. 
Select 'For Hospital Staff'  below for more information and to book into a session with others in your state/territory. 

Advocacy Skills Webinar

This 45 minute webinar provides an overview of top advocacy tips for mental health consumers and carers.
Monday 12 October 2020
12.30pm AEDT

Local times:

NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT - 12.30pm

SA - 12pm

QLD - 11.30am

NT - 11.00am

WA - 9.30am

Presented by: Christine Kaine

Our Facilitators



Darren is an experienced facilitator, consumer peer worker and peer consultant with a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. He works closely with private hospitals, consumers and carers across Tasmania and is dedicated to bringing systemic change in the mental health system



Lyn is an experienced teacher and facilitator with a background in nursing and a Teachers Certificate. She is an experienced consumer advocate and representative at a local, state and national levels working for a range of NGO and government mental health organisations.



Norm has many years’ experience as TAFE teacher and has a master’s degree in Social Welfare Administration and Planning, and a Graduate Diploma in Adult and Vocational Education. He works closely with private hospitals across Queensland bringing a consumer perspective and includes group facilitation, membership of safety and quality and consumer and carer advisory committees.



Christine has many years' experience as a facilitator and  working in the non-profit mental health sector. She has lived experience as a carer for a family member with multiple mental health diagnoses and has previously worked in the rural mental health sector as a social worker. 

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Phone 1300 620 042 or send us an enquiry
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