The development of the Carer Perspective Supervision (CPS) Training was a carer-led, co-produced project supported and funded through a partnership with North-Western Mental Health and the Department of Health Victoria.

The training development was facilitated by North-Western Mental Health through a co-design group and handed over to the Tandem/CLEW partnership for delivery as part of the Lived and Living Experience Workforce development program.

The training has been created to assist those who provide discipline specific supervision to, or plan to provide discipline specific supervision to the family/carer lived experience workforce employed in mental health settings by building on the Carer Perspective Supervision Framework and offering practical applications. This is in addition to and completely separate from line management. It addresses the fundamental principles of supervision and the values by which the family/carer lived experience workforce work from, including the key foundations that inform this work.


  • Tandem

Eligibility criteria

Family/carer lived experience workers with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a designated lived experience role;
People that have been providing discipline-specific supervision, co-reflection or mentoring (formal or informal) to other family/carer lived experience workers;
An ability to attend all 5 sessions to provide a full evaluation of the training and a willingness to attend an online 2-hour focus group on Tuesday, 12 September 2023, at the conclusion of the training to help shape the training (if you are attending this focus group outside of your normal working hours you will be remunerated at the Participation rate for consultation);
There is an opportunity to express an interest in being a facilitator for future CPS training sessions. This future facilitation will be funded. An extra train-the-trainer day will be scheduled at the conclusion of the pilot.
A maximum of 15 participants representing diverse backgrounds and settings will be selected to enable a robust evaluation of the pilot.
The above criteria are for the pilot only and there may be different criteria going forward. Another three CPS training rounds are planned to be delivered before the end of June 2024.

Categories: Capability 8 - Working effectively with families, carers and supporters, Capability 13 - Enabling reflective and supportive ways of working
Disciplines: Lived Experience Workforce
Levels: Introductory, Intermediate
Lifespans: Infant, Child, Adolescent, Youth, Adult, Older Persons

Friday 28 July 2023
09:00 to 17:00
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Friday 4 August 2023
09:00 to 17:00
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Friday 11 August 2023
09:00 to 17:00
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Friday 25 August 2023
09:00 to 17:00
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Friday 1 September 2023
09:00 to 17:00
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