MHACA was successful in attracting funding from the NTPHN for a project to develop a Lived Experience Workforce Framework and supporting practices (The Framework).
MHACA is committed to the growth of the lived experience workforce and aims to achieve 100% peer workers in the Drop-in Centre and Activities Program. The development of The Framework will play a vital role in facilitating MHACA’s goals to make a difference in the lives of people with a mental illness by supporting participant driven mental health recovery, and to assist communities and organisations to actively improve mental health and well-being.
MHACA has contracted Charles Darwin University to conduct the project. They will work with an Advisory Committee of up to eight members comprised mainly of MHACA participants and staff.
The Advisory Committee will meet two or three times during the project (Dec 22 – Jun 23) and will be chaired by one of the Peer Facilitators at MHACA .
The project embeds collaboration between MHACA, lived experience experts and researchers to co-create The Framework. The project team will consult with MHACA staff, participants and some external stakeholders to identify key elements of the Framework.