New Project Announcement. And, We Are Recruiting

Opportunities, Lived Experience Leadership

We are really excited to announce our newest project, the Learning from Lived Experience (LfLE) Project. We are even more excited to announce that we are recruiting for a part-time Project Worker (Lived Experience) to oversee this work.



About the LfLE Project:


The LfLE Project involves interviewing people and creating shareable video and written content. People interviewed will have lived / living experience of suicide, suicide attempts and/or suicidal ideation and the conversations will specifically focus on their times of crisis and what helped or would have helped them the most.


This specific focus has been chosen as suicide is often talked about generally or historically and people often share that at points of crisis service responses are inadequate and, frequently, even compound the distress they are experiencing.


Alternatives to hospital emergency departments and current responses need to be found; we know that people with lived experience have insights and a vital role to play in designing, leading and evaluating them. In addition to the resources created, information obtained through the project will be used by LELAN in our advocacy efforts for supporting people in crisis better.

The LfLE Project is funded by the South Australian Suicide Prevention Community Grants Scheme and supported by the South Australian Mental Health Commission. It is a six-month project beginning January 2020. A Project Advisory Group (PAG) made up of people with lived / living experience will advise and guide the project’s implementation. [We will be putting out Expressions of Interest for PAG members early in the new year so stay tuned if you would like to be involved. These roles will be remunerated].



About the LfLE Project Worker Position:


The Learning from Lived Experience (LfLE) Suicide Prevention Project Worker will work with LELAN primarily to coordinate the LfLE Project as described above. Input into other work of the organisation will occur where there is capacity.

Particular care will be taken to ensure that people interviewed are diverse and represent a multitude of experiences. This will mean that steps are taken to ensure Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, young people, gender and sexually diverse people, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people from rural or regional communities are included.

To fulfil the requirements of the role the Project Worker will work closely with LELAN’s Executive Director and Volunteer Producer. Relationships with external stakeholders will also be important.


More information about the position and details on how to apply can be accessed here or by clicking on the Position Description image at the side of this post (or below the post if on mobile/tablet).

Applications close Friday November 29th.