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Mental Health Lived Experience Engagement Network

Mental Health Lived Experience Engagement Network


In 2018, the Department of Health commissioned Brisbane North PHN to chair and project manage the National PHN Mental Health Lived Experience Engagement Network (MHLEEN). The purpose of the Network is to share approaches to co-design, lived experience (LE) engagement and the development of the peer workforce (Consumer and Carer Engagement and Peer Workforce Development).

Since this time MHLEEN has provided the opportunity for sharing approaches for co-design and lived experience engagement and consultation, a key component of the Government's mental health reform policy. MHLEEN’s activities are consistent with the Department's guidelines and framework for consumer and carer participation within PHNs, and further support the implementation of key actions around lived experience representation under the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan.

MHLEEN undertook a stocktake of engagement and participation opportunities occurring around Australia with PHNs, at the same time developing case studies illustrating good practice, both in relation to co-design in the commissioning space and the use of the lived experience workforce.

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