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03 Oct
Assessment & intervention, Families & carers

'Foundations of Attachment Observations with Infants' takes you through user-friendly approaches to understanding the Ainsworth systems for observing...

12 Oct
Families & carers, Therapeutic theory & practice, Trauma informed care

'Shame, Trauma and Family Relationships' explores shame as a by-product of complex relational trauma. It draws on attachment and trauma theories, and...

17 Oct
Families & carers

This 2 hour presentation is designed for Adult mental health staff using a strengths perspective to identify, acknowledge and engage with parents with...

Other learning opportunities


This course explores mental health for children aged 0-12 years. It will help practitioners to identify the factors that support positive mental...


When a person experiences mental illness, the care provided by family members, friends and other people often exceeds the usual expectations of a...


This topic follows Carer Participation and explores the role of carers working as advocates in non-government organisations or in the mental health...

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Lived Experience Leadership Digital Library

Consumer perspective | Families & carers | 2023

The Lived Experience Leadership Digital Library is a central repository of mental health consumer and carer leadership-related knowledge and initiatives:

  • Lived Experience Leadership
  • Engagement and Participation
  • Co-design and Co-production
  • Lived Experience Workforce
  • Lived Experience Research

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Toolkit to Authentically Embed Lived Experience Governance

Consumer perspective | Families & carers | Service development | Workplace wellbeing & practice support | 2023

The toolkit provides users with a selection of tools and resources to assist in exploring and assessing their own governance processes and formulate a pathway towards embedding lived experience governance across their systems, structures, policies, processes, practices, programs and services.

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LE Governance Framework: Centring People, Identity and Human Rights for the Benefit of All

Consumer perspective | Families & carers | Service development | Workplace wellbeing & practice support | 2023

‘the Framework’ responds to calls from the mental health and other sectors for changes in the way systems are governed to align them more strongly with human rights approaches and to meaningfully embrace lived experience. Its applicability and reach span a spectrum of settings and sectors.

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Scoping paper - Pathways for Supporting the 'Not Negotiable' Lived Experience Workforces to Thrive

Consumer perspective | Educator and trainer resources | Families & carers | Workplace wellbeing & practice support | 2022

The paper provides recommendations for improving existing training options, career opportunities and support structures to strengthen the lived experience (peer) workforces incl. key opportunities for growth, expansion, professionalisation and advocacy 

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