Available courses

Community of Practice - Group D Tuesdays


This course is not open for public enrolments. Those wanting to complete the course must apply and if selected will be provided with access to the course. When applications are open, they are promoted on our website and via our eNews. 

The Community of Practice Program is aimed at developing knowledge and skills to support you as a systemic advocate and undertake representational roles in national, state, local and organisation specific forums, committees and groups to provide input and advocate on behalf of the lived experience voice.
  • Teacher: Darren Jiggins, BSocSc
  • Teacher: Emily Unity

Incorporating Lived Experience Webinars




This webinar series supports staff, practitioners and hospitals to understand the benefits of, and develop strong consumer and carer inclusion, according to Standard 2. They are also offer great tips for other mental health organisations on how to engage with consumers and carers in service development, delivery and evaluation. 


Best Practice in Consumer and Carer Inclusion





















These training modules aim to inform and support health professionals, providing practical guidance on how to involve consumers and carers in a meaningful ways into patient centred care models. 

Consumers and Carers are in the unique position of being able to provide valuable information and insight through their lived experience.

































Earn 0.5 RANZCP CPD points per module or 2.5 CPD points for all 5 modules (Activity code: ED000031) and 5.0 ACMHN CPE points. 







Carer Partnership Standards


These six modules explore each of the partnership standards within the Practical Guide for Working with Carers of People with a Mental Illness. 

Recovery-oriented practice and service delivery recognises the unique role of
personal and family relationships in promoting wellbeing, providing care, and
fostering recovery across the life span, and recognises the needs of families and
support givers themselves. These modules and guide provide an overview of key strategies to support engagement with carers. 

Advocacy Skills Videos & Tip Sheets


These five advocacy skills videos and tip sheets provide consumers, families and carers with the skills to advocate for individual and organisational changes in mental health.

Topics covered include:




Looking after yourself

Briefing and debriefing

Keeping the enthusiasm going

Reflection and evaluation

Advocacy and the organisation



Advocacy Skill Builder Webinars




This free webinar series has been created specifically for Consumers and Carers who want to take the next step into advocacy.

Each webinar has a subject matter expert as a guest speaker, as well as our own lived experience facilitator, to help you further develop the skills that are beneficial as an advocate.  



If you are looking to contribute to improvements to mental health services, these webinars will cover these 6 key topics:



Advocacy Top Tips



Looking after yourself



How to be heard



Briefing & debriefing



Keeping the enthusiasm going



Self reflection/self evaluation




Our Connection Webinar Series




This series of recorded webinars aims to support connection during COVID-19 and beyond and is presented by consumers and carers with a lived experience. Lived Experience Australia wants to promote and facilitate connectedness for the mental
health lived experience community especially during these uncertain times. We understand how important and essential a sense of connection with others is to our wellbeing.

Community of Practice - Group C Mondays


This course is not open for public enrolments. Those wanting to complete the course must apply and if selected will be provided with access to the course. When applications are open, they are promoted on our website and via our eNews. 

The Community of Practice Program is aimed at developing knowledge and skills to support you as a systemic advocate and undertake representational roles in national, state, local and organisation specific forums, committees and groups to provide input and advocate on behalf of the lived experience voice.
  • Facilitator: Darren Jiggins, BSocSc
  • Facilitator: Emily Unity