Want to know more about the Lived Experience Workforce in South Australia, or how to become a peer worker? The Lived Experience Workforce Program at the MHCSA presents a series of lunchtime, online discussions with lived experienced workers across the sector.

Join Lizzie Graham, Senior Project Officer with the Lived Experience Workforce Program as she unpacks what it means to be a Lived Experience Worker across a range of areas. This live webinar includes a Q&A so you can join in the discussion.


Wednesday 6 October

We kick off our LEW Lunch n Learns with Matt Newlands Lived Experience Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Program Coordinator and Facilitator from Military and Emergency Services Mental Health.  In this role one of Matt’s key responsibilities is growing and supporting the lived experience workforce within MESHA, as well as promoting the expertise peers bring to supporting the wellbeing of members navigating their own challenges.” 

In this session Lizzie and Matt will explore the Lived Experience Workforce in this field and supporting men’s mental health.

To book your spot just click here.

Wednesday 13 October

In our second of our LEW Lunch n Learn webinars  Lizzie joins Kat Evans and Kai Dibbins to talk about supporting the LGBTIQA+ community. 

Kat is a Lived Experience Coordinator with Child Adolescent Mental Health Service, the first of its kind for CAMHS. In this role Kat has been working towards embedding peer workers in our hospital wards, and ensuring CAMHS is engaging with consumer feedback when designing and managing services.

Kai is from Shine SA and is a Senior Peer Support Worker at Gender Connect Country SA, a Peer Volunteer in the Gender Wellbeing Service, and a co-facilitator of grass roots Presumed Female At Birth (PFAB) trans and non-binary support group TransMascSA.

In this session they will talk about their roles as Lived Experience and Peer Workers and sharing their skills when working with our community who identify as LGBTIQA+. 

To book your spot just click here.

Wednesday 20 October

In our third webinar of LEW Lunch n Learns Lizzie joins Liam Kilner and Danielle Dodd to talk about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peer Support and Lived Experience Workers.

Liam  is a Peer Support Worker at headspace Onkaparinga supporting young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by providing emotional peer support, cultural mentoring and culturally safe support. 

Danielle works in the Office of Chief Psychiatrist providing support to the Principal Aboriginal Mental Health Advisor on specific projects such as the development of Suicide Prevention Networks within 5 identified Aboriginal Communities/Populated and Community Engagement.

In this session Liam and Danielle will share their knowledge about working with their communities and how they bring their own experiences to their work.

To book your spot just click here.

Wednesday 27 October

In our final LEW Lunch n Learn webinar Lizzie joins Camilo Guaqueta as they talk about mental health in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Community.

Camillo is a Lived Experience Consultant, Senior Project Officer in the Office of Chief Psychiatrist where they are focused on promoting the voices of people living with mental health issues and their families in the design, implementation, and evaluation of mental health services and policies.

In our final session Lizzie and Camillo unpack the complexities of working with diverse communities when talking about mental health. 

To book your spot just click here.