NGO Lived Experience Workforce Project (LEWP)

What Is The NGO Lived Experience Workforce Project?

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This eighteen month project funded by SA Health will support the development and growth of the lived experience workforce in the non-government mental health sector.

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The aims of the project are to:
  • Develop guidelines and standards for the NGO mental health lived experience workforce.
  • Support the NGO sector to implement the guidelines and standards.
  • Engage the NGO sector in building its capacity to support the development of the lived experience workforce, including supervision, mentoring, training and professional development opportunities.
  • Seek and distribute information to support the NGO sector in embedding the lived experience workforce.
  • Improve collaboration between the Government and NGO sector regarding work experience and employment opportunities for carers and consumers with lived experience of mental illness, who are interested in a career in the lived experience workforce.
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The aims of the project are to:
  • Develop guidelines and standards for the NGO mental health lived experience workforce.
  • Support the NGO sector to implement the guidelines and standards.
  • Engage the NGO sector in building its capacity to support the development of the lived experience workforce, including supervision, mentoring, training and professional development opportunities.
  • Seek and distribute information to support the NGO sector in embedding the lived experience workforce.
  • Improve collaboration between the Government and NGO sector regarding work experience and employment opportunities for carers and consumers with lived experience of mental illness, who are interested in a career in the lived experience workforce.
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The aims of the project are to:
  • Develop guidelines and standards for the NGO mental health lived experience workforce.
  • Support the NGO sector to implement the guidelines and standards.
  • Engage the NGO sector in building its capacity to support the development of the lived experience workforce, including supervision, mentoring, training and professional development opportunities.
  • Seek and distribute information to support the NGO sector in embedding the lived experience workforce.
  • Improve collaboration between the Government and NGO sector regarding work experience and employment opportunities for carers and consumers with lived experience of mental illness, who are interested in a career in the lived experience workforce.
Who to contact:

Project Manager - Shandy Arlidge
Phone: 0423 552 664

Email: shandy.arlidge@mhcsa.org.au.

Senior Project Officer - Belinda Brown
Phone: 0423 213 080

Email: belinda.brown@mhcsa.org.au.