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This introductory training is a pilot of a training program being developed for the family / carer lived experience workforce.

On the completion of this module, you will be able to:

Reflect on your experiences as a family/carer
Discuss ways in which others’ caring experiences are similar or different to yours
Express some of the diversity of family/carer experiences and needs
Access key support and information services for families and carers
Describe recovery as it relates to family/carers
Describe the family/carer movement and advocacy messages
Describe one source of further information about families and carers

Delivery Mode – 6 hours online

This course is delivered online. Sessions are hosted via Zoom.


  • Jacqui Hill (amily/Carer Workforce Development Coordinator) — CMHL
  • Kelle Reid (amily/Carer Workforce Development Coordinator) — CMHL

Eligibility criteria

This is free training for people currently working in designated family/carer lived experience (LE) roles in Victorian-funded public mental health services (including Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect Centres and Mental Health and Wellbeing Locals). This is an introductory training and designed for those in their first few years of family carer lived experience work. Priority will be given to family carer lived experience workers who have less than 2 years' experience in a family carer LE designated role. Spaces are limited to 2 staff places per organisation. Please note, if you do register and it is not clear you are part of the intended audience, your registration will be confirmed prior to the event.

Categories: Capability 8 - Working effectively with families, carers and supporters
Disciplines: Lived Experience Workforce
Levels: Introductory
Lifespans: Infant, Child, Adolescent, Youth, Adult, Older Persons

Thursday 29 February 2024
09:00 to 15:00
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