WHAT IS LIVED EXPERIENCE?

Lived experience refers to the knowledge and insights of people who have a personal experience of mental ill health. The voices of people and their support networks are at the centre of our work at Project Synergy. They informed and guided the design of our mental health research, product development and community engagements.

WHAT WAS LEAF?

To ensure that the voices of people with a lived experience were at the forefront of our work, Project Synergy was advised and guided by the Lived Experience Advisory Function (LEAF). LEAF was made up of two complementary groups of diverse people across Australia:

  • LEAF Working Group: group of community leaders who met monthly to co-design and lead InnoWell’s National Community Consultation activities;
     

  • LEAF Panel: a broad and diverse reference group who contributed their expertise to InnoWell’s projects.


All members of the LEAF represented lived experience, and did not represent the views of any specific organisation or political group.

 

WHAT WAS THE NATIONAL COMMUNITY CONSULTATION PROGRAM?

A core LEAF activity was to design and lead the National Community Consultation. The National Community Consultation was created to engage with real people across diverse communities in Australia to understand how digital solutions might improve mental health outcomes.

Across a range of engagement activities, we listened to people with lived experience to find out what matters to them the most. The learnings from these engagements then supported the development of the InnoWell Platform and the Project Synergy Trials, to make sure it effectively addresses the different needs of all people.

To read the final report, click the link below 

DOWNLOAD AND READ THE FINAL REPORT HERE.