For Leaders of Lived Experience Workforce

For Leaders of Lived Experience Workforce


Professional Development for Leaders

The LEWP provides free training for people who directly supervise mental health Lived Experience/Peer Workers (LEWs).

Our series of sessions, under the heading ‘LEt’s Talk About…’ covers:

1. Strengths-based Recruitment of LEW
2. Establishing the Role
3. Supervision of LEW
4. Supporting Wellbeing and Resilience

The aims are to increase understanding of Lived Experience as a skill set; get organisations thinking about best practice and where they are in terms of recruitment, support and development of their LEW; increase confidence in leading LEWs and promoting effective LEW-Leader working relationships.

Registrations are open to supervisors of mental health LEWs from the SA NGO and Government mental health sectors.

Online registrations are now open for June 23rd. To secure your place and read more, click here:
Save the date - 2020:
Tuesday 18th August 12.30-3pm: Supporting Wellbeing and Resilience
Details including venue and how to register will appear here closer to each event.


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Community of Practice for NGO Leaders (Supervisors) of Mental Health Lived Experience Workforce

If you work for an NGO in a leadership role that directly leads designated, paid mental health Lived Experience Workers, watch this space.

A Community of Practice is currently being co-designed to support leaders in their practice of leading Lived Experience Workers. This will be a safe space to reflect on our practice - both the challenges and successes - and share ideas for best practice.

The aim is to build our understanding of what it means to have a workforce of people utilising lived experience as an employable skill set, how to be effective leaders of designated lived experience roles and how to support and develop this workforce.

Details will appear here in future.


Support for Organisations

Together with our Reference Group, the LEWP has co-produced a range of tools designed to support organisations who have, or are preparing to implement, LEW. Documents such as the NGO LEW Standards and Guidelines cover all aspects of workforce development, e.g. organisational preparation, recruitment, retention and development.

The tools can be downloaded here.