Lived and Living Experience

We believe that your experience matters.

We are committed to working with people with lived experience. For us, that means children, young people, families, and carers in Victoria.

We are consistently seeking expressions of interest to be Lived Experience Advisors. This means that you are interested in sharing your experiences to help improve mental health services at the Melbourne Children's Campus - a partnership of the Royal Children's Hospital, the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, and the University of Melbourne.

Your participation is always up to you. We will send you opportunities and you can be involved in those that are of interest to you.

If you engage in an opportunity, you will be paid for your expertise. You will also have access to supports to make sure you are able to share your experiences in a safe and supportive environment.

Please be assured any information you share with us will be kept securely and only used for the purpose of lived experience engagement.

If you are interested in becoming a Lived Experience Advisor, please click this LINK.

Acknowledgement of Country

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At Mental Health Central we acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live, gather and work. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We acknowledge all people with a lived or living experience of mental ill-health and recovery. At the Campus, we particularly acknowledge children, young people, families, carers, and supporters. We recognise their vital contribution and value the courage of those who share this unique perspective for the purpose of learning and growing together to achieve better outcomes for the Campus, staff, sector, and all people of lived experience.

Proudly supported by the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation