CMHL is committed to supporting the statewide mental health workforces to implement the findings of the Royal Commission. We were funded by the Department of Health for a statewide lived experience co-design position. The Lived Experience Co-Design Project Lead supported the Victorian state-funded mental health services to increase their knowledge, confidence, and understanding of co-design approaches in mental health services.
We developed a suite of resources to support collective learning and avenues for collaborative learning around co-design. This co-design introduction information pack includes:
- Foundations of co-design - by CMHL
- Leading the Change: Co-producing safe, inclusive workplaces for consumer mental health workers
- Co-production: putting principles into practice in mental health contexts
- Equalising Power: reflective ideas & questions
- A role for lived experience mental health leadership in the age of Covid-19 - by Byrne & Wykes
- Authentic engagement: A conceptual model for welcoming diverse and challenging consumer and survivor views in mental health research, policy, and practice - by Daya, Hamilton & Roper
- Rising Together - Lifting the lid on the experiences of family/carer lived experience workers
Our Co-design Team:
We are committed to using co-design principles and mindsets to lead by example and created an internal co-design team that included:
Deb, Lived Experience Co-Design Lead
Nina, Administration Officer
Beth, Leadership Development Coordinator
What awe did?
The initial phase of this work was focussed on designing the role. We were guided by the sector to gain a greater understanding of the workforce's development needs. This included:
Reviewing the information collected in our scoping to develop a suite of tools and resources to support co-design in action
Creating a resource hub on our website with resources to support co-design work
Developing education and training based on the identified needs of the workforce.
Providing secondary consultations to services in relation to co-design and co-production.
We worked with the Department of Health Mental Health Division and the Human-Centred Design Hub, and TACSI to support this work.
This project ended in May 2023. A summary of the work we did is available HERE.