news & events 

PAUSE Program Evaluation!

July 27, 2020

The lovely people at Griffith University's Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP) have completed the evaluation of our fully awesome PAUSE program and you should totally give it a read!  PAUSE works with Logan Hospital Emergency Department in Queensland Australia and provides community-based peer support to people who have presented to the Emergency Department experiencing suicidal distress.  

Dialogue Masterclass 2020

January 01, 2020

Brook RED is delighted to offer our Lived Experience Workers in Queensland the opportunity to attend our free professional development events to build your skills and practice.


This year we are inviting you to an alternative 'dialogue' event!  Over the last four years Brook RED has hosted a Lived Experience Workforce Conference called dialogue, however due to the current situation we have decided to try out a new concept by creating a monthly masterclass and a monthly connect session for all of us to learn, reflect, share and connect. 


We are very grateful to Brisbane North PHN who have sponsored our guest speakers for each masterclass.


This event is for Lived Experience Workers in Queensland. 
This event is peer driven, peer designed & peer delivered.

Brook RED Hosting the Launch of Queensland Framework for the Development of Lived Experience Workforce

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.


Our 2018/19 AGM!

November 27, 2019

Brook RED held our 2018/19 Annual General Meeting on 28 November 2019 at our centre in Capalaba. 

Dialogue 2019!

February 27, 2019

Brook RED host an annual Lived Experience Workforce Conference in Brisbane over two days - this will be our fourth year running this amazing event that gathers peer workers and lived experience practitioners across Australia to learn, share, inspire and connect around our practice.  We will have International Keynote Speakers, Best Practice Presentations and lots of amazing workshops to enhance your skills.  

Get your early bird ticket price today!

Training Opportunities for 2019

February 04, 2019

2019 is going to be a busy year, with PeerZone Facilitator Workshops, ASIST Training by Lived Experience Facilitators and our Dialogue LE Workforce Conference on 8 & 9  May.
Contact Donna Humphrey for more information.

Our 2017/18 AGM

October 30, 2018

See the agenda for our 2017/18 AGM.

King Cray Cabaret IV

October 19, 2018

Join us at the Kurilpa Hall in West End for an afternoon of performances that celebrate the cray-cray in all of us!

Dialogue 2018 - Lived Experience Workforce Conference

May 01, 2018

Brook RED is proud to host our 3rd Lived Experience Workforce Conference - Dialogue 2018 : Agents of Change


Weds 2nd & Thur 3rd May 2018


Limited places still available

Our 2016-2017 AGM!

October 30, 2017

We had a fabulous 2016-17 financial year and we held our Annual General Meeting on October 31, 2017 to celebrate it!  You can check out our AGM Report by clicking the link below.

Becoming a more responsive organisation!

August 31, 2017

We've been working to  make ourselves a better place to get support and work at by changing the way we do things so that we are more welcoming and responsive to LGBTIQA+ communities and people.

dialog : 2016 Peer Worker Conference Report!

May 29, 2017

Would you like to know more about how our dialog : 2016 Peer Worker Conference went and what people thought of it?   Click the link below and have a look at the conference report! 

WRAP Facilitator Training March 2017

March 05, 2017

Brook RED are delighted to host a 5 day training course facilitated by Advanced WRAP Facilitators from the US, Rona Mc Brierty, Copeland Center for Wellness & Recovery, & Amy Pierce, Chief Executive Officer, Resiliency Unleashed Training & Consulting, U.S.

2016 Member Satisfaction Survey

December 04, 2016

If you're keen to know what our community members told us in our 2016 Member Satisfaction Survey, have a look at our short summary of feedback!  Thanks to everyone who participated :)

Brook RED 2016 AGM

December 12, 2016

To have a look at our 2016 Annual Report click on the link below.

dialog : 2016

November 15, 2016

Brook RED is thrilled to be hosting the 2nd annual dialog Peer Worker Conference on November 16 & 17 in sunny Brisbane!  This year's theme is perspectives on peer work and we hope that you can join us.  Click below to go the conference website for more information.  

Voices for Change at Work!

May 11, 2016

The Queensland Mental Health Commission worked with Voices for Change speakers to make an amazing and powerful video about the lived-experience perspective on treatment and rights protections. Check the video and check out Voices for Change at

Recovery Through Creativity Workshop

May 08, 2016

Join us at the RED House for our upcoming creative residential workshop.

For more information call Prue 3343 9282 at Brook RED

2016 Peer Worker Brekkie Sessions

January 07, 2016

Join us one Saturday morning a month to share your thoughts about a range of peer work topics!  Check out our Brekkie Session flyer for more details and to book in!

Join us for Christmas Lunch!

December 24, 2015

We will be open on Christmas Day at all three centres and we'd be delighted if you join us for lunch.  Click below for details and times. Please note that bookings are essential so that we can make sure to cater for everyone.

Brook RED 2015 AGM

December 08, 2015

To download our 2015 Annual Report click on the link below.

dialog: conversations with peer workers conference feedback

November 09, 2015

In November, 2015 we held an Australian Peer Worker Conference!  Over 120 people attended for the amazing two days. Have a look at the feedback and what peer workers across the country said their professional development issues moving forward are.

King Cray Cabaret

October 08, 2015

Come join us at the Princess Theatre to enjoy an evening of performances that celebrate the cray-cray in all of us this Mental Health Week!

Change the Way Consumer Forum

March 03, 2015

In partnership with the Metro South Brisbane Medicare Local, Brook RED held a fantastic one-day consumer forum to hear what people had to say about ways to improve the mental health system.  Check out the report to see what people had to say!

Voices for Change Consumer Forum

May 07, 2014

Held in partnership with North Brisbane Partners in Recovery, this consumer forum focussed on how consumers want to inform the mental health system.  Check out the report including some fantastic photographs below.

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