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 inform and drive the design of our mental health research, product development and community engagements.
WHAT IS THE LEAF?
To ensure that the voices of people with a lived experience are at the forefront of our work, Project Synergy is advised and guided by the Lived Experience Advisory Function (LEAF). LEAF is made up of two complementary groups of diverse people across Australia:
LEAF Working Group: group of community leaders who meet monthly to co-design and lead InnoWell’s National Community Consultation activities;
LEAF Panel: a broad and diverse reference group who contribute their expertise to InnoWell’s projects.
All members of the LEAF represent lived experience, and do not represent the views of any specific organisation or political group.
LEAF Working Group Members: Faith, Jess (LEAF Assistant), Ingrid, Shea, Sue (Head of LEAF), Samuel, Leilani, and Matthew.
WHAT IS THE NATIONAL COMMUNITY CONSULTATION PROGRAM?
A core LEAF activity is to design and lead the National Community Consultation. The National Community Consultation has been designed 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 listen to people with lived experience to find out what matters to them the most. The learnings from these engagements then support the development of the InnoWell Platform and the Project Synergy Trials, to make sure it effectively addresses the different needs of all people.
The National Community Consultation closed in March 2020.
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CONTINUING THE WORK OF JACKIE CROWE
Jackie Crowe was an exceptional human and a passionate advocate who worked tirelessly in mental health.
A champion for people with lived experience, Jackie lead and drove InnoWell’s mission to ensure the voices of people with lived experience inform every step of the InnoWell journey.
We go forward and do our best to continue her vision and do her legacy justice.