Lived experience is the knowledge and understanding you get when you have lived through something. When we talk about people with mental health lived experience, we mean people living with mental illness (sometimes called consumers) and family or friends supporting someone living with mental illness (sometimes called carers).
Purpose of the Register
The purpose of the Mental Health Lived Experience Register (the Register) is to provide a mechanism for people living with lived experience to provide feedback, observations, ideas and recommendations for improving Mental Health Services in South Australia.
What the Register offers
The Register offers process for:
people with lived experience to engage with the work of the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist
staff to access the views, ideas and experiences of people with lived experience
people with lived experience to tell the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist what’s important when it comes to mental health and wellbeing.
You can find out more about how it works by looking at any of the documents below. You can get involved by simply filling in the member registration form.
Become a member
So you want to be involved? Fantastic! If you’re someone with a lived experience, or an SA Health staff member please take a look at the appropriate fact sheet below for more information.
If you’re ready to go simply fill in the member registration form below and return it to us (details on the form).
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