Available courses

Understanding the roles and types of psychologists






Did you know there are several different types of psychologists in Australia?

Following on from the launch of our national report on consumers’ and carers’ experiences of Psychological Services (https://www.livedexperienceaustralia.com.au/psychology-report), LEA is pleased to bring you this webinar that aims to build understanding of the Roles of Psychologists. 

We are joined by Ms Tamara Cavenett, President of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), Professor Caroline Hunt, President of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) and Professor Sharon Lawn, Executive Director Lived Experience Australia.


Spotlight on Young Carers

This webinar discusses young carers (ages from 8- 25) and their unique positioning in our communities as they care for a family member.The webinar is for service providers, schools, carers or anyone interested in learning more about young carers in our communityBringing together a very knowledgeable panel, we explore how we identify and talk about young carers, the impact of being a young carer, the supports and resources available to them, and highlight the need for systemic advocacy for this under-represented yet admirable group of individuals.A “young carer” is a person between 8 – 25yrs who helps support a member of their household who is experiencing a mental health challenge, disability, long term health condition (including a chronic condition or terminal illness), a substanc…

Protecting yourself from emotional vulnerability and burnout

Feeling vulnerable and emotionally exposed or taken advantage of in your roles as mental health advocates sadly is a very common experience, and potentially emotionally triggering for many.Add to the emotional triggers a feeling of fatigue and exhaustion and you could have a very dangerous combination of excess mental load topped off with emotional flooding.Terms such as burnout, moral injury, and moral distress are often used to describe distress in clinicians and more broadly health care settings, but what about those that are working alongside clinicians in health and community settings to improve the same systems that clinicians and others work within?Our guest speaker should know, she has experienced first hand the outcome of letting her passion for mental health advocacy become an a…

Trauma Informed Engagement of Lived Experience Representatives





Mentorship builds a strong sense of belonging, non-judgemental guidance, understanding and peer to peer lived experience support. Speaking about past experiences can be cathartic, allowing you to feel truly heard. Group mentoring can also create a safe outlet to discuss and build a network of support amongst peers and a huge sense of belonging.This webinar is hosted by Simone Allan NSW Director LEA and Founder of The Mentor Evolution.You will be given insights into how to find a mentor, be a great mentor and learn from a mentor as a mentee. This webinar will be interactive and insightful and we aim to inspire you in your daily lives and give you some new inspiration as we move into a new year.

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 for Peer Workers Webinar






This webinar provides an overview of key advocacy skills that support peer workers or lived experience workers in their role.

Presented by Darren Jiggins, Lived Experience Australia and Lizzie Graham, LEWP Mental Health Coalition of SA

In this webinar, Darren and Lizzie talk about the application of advocacy skills to the peer work role in the contexts of self-advocacy for the role, advocacy for those we journey alongside and advocating within our organisations for change.


Current and Emerging Peer Worker Webinar





The Peer Workforce is a unique discipline providing a valuable contribution to the mental health sector for consumers and carers.For current and emerging peer workers, we are very pleased to bring you insights from Heather Nowak, one of Australia’s leading advocates in peer workforce design, planning, and training in Certificate IV Mental Health Peer Work.Heather Nowak and Darren Jiggins explore aspects of the Peer Workforce to support you in your crucial role of working with consumers, families and carers with lived experience.

The Power of Mentoring Webinar





In this webinar you are given insights into how to find a mentor, be a great mentor and learn from a mentor as a mentee. This webinar aims to inspire you in your daily lives and give you some new inspiration as we move into a new year. Mentorship builds a strong sense of belonging, non-judgemental guidance, understanding and peer to peer lived experience support. Hosted by Simone Allan NSW Director LEA and Founder of The Mentor Evolution.

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 D Tuesdays


This course is not open for public enrolments. 
  • Teacher: Darren Jiggins, BSocSc
  • Teacher: Emily Unity

Community of Practice - BN-PHN


This course is not open for public enrolments.
  • Teacher: De Backman-Hoyle
  • Teacher: Darren Jiggins, BSocSc

Community of Practice - Group C Mondays


This course is not open for public enrolments.
  • Facilitator: Darren Jiggins, BSocSc
  • Facilitator: Emily Unity