Lived experience workers are an invaluable member of the team. They provide a unique perspective to support people on their recovery journey. They provide an example of hope and that recovery is possible; practical assistance with recovery through the purposeful use of their own experience; and a person-centred, humanistic approach that complements the clinical approach of other members of the team. The employment of lived experience workers is a demonstration of the organisation's commitment to recovery-oriented approaches and belief that recovery is possible.
The Queensland Mental Health Commission engaged Dr Louise Byrne and her research team from RMIT to work with stakeholders to develop an evidence-based Framework to support organisations in the development and management of the mental health lived experience workforce in Queensland.
The Framework is intended to be flexible and transferable across public, private and non-government sectors and provide strategies for establishing and supporting a lived experience workforce in the areas of training, supervision, support, culture and career progression.
There will be light refreshments & opportunities to network.
Brook RED are delighted to host this launch event on behalf of Queensland Mental Health Commission.