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[Survey]: LGBTIQ+ community survey from CAMHS (Closes March 2021)

The CAMHS Rainbow group – a group of clinicians, young people, and peer workers is surveying young LGBTQI+ people and their carers/parents. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. 

Closes March 2021. 

Find more information and take the survey here

[Survey]: Life with Disability - What's it like? from the Commissioner for Children & Young People (Promoted early February)

The Commissioner for Children and Young People SA, Helen Connolly, would like to hear from children and young people with a disability, serious illness or learning difficulty, about what changes could be made to make your life better.

Your feedback will help to inform government and decision-makers about what matters to you.

Find out more and take the survey here

[Survey]: Mental Health Triage CALHN (closes Tuesday March 9th)

The Central Adelaide Local Health Network’s Mental Health Clinical Program is consulting with consumers, carers and members of the community in relation to experiences of care in the Mental Health Triage (13 14 65) service.

All responses to this survey will remain confidential and anonymous. Responses will be used to inform ongoing quality improvement in the Mental Health Triage service. Access the survey here.

[Survey]: Lived Experience Engagement Service -SYC Housing and Homelessness (Promoted late February)

The Lived Experience and Engagement Service values people’s experience with homelessness and housing services in South Australia across many different providers and organisations.

SYC are committed to strengthening the voices of people with lived experience to help guide and inform the South Australian Housing Authority’s (SAHA’s) reform to help shape future services. You can access the survey here.

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NGO Redesign Project Expression of Interest (Closes Thursday February 25th)

LELAN is supporting the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist (OCP) with their NGO (non-government organisation) Redesign Project to ensure people with lived/living experience of distress, mental health issues or injustice are actively and meaningfully included in the process.

This is a BIG opportunity for people with lived experience to directly shape the services and programs that will be offered by organisations in the future.

The first stage of the NGO Redesign Project is focused on reimagining current and future services/programs to better meet the needs of people seeking support. LELAN is leading the facilitation of a series of co-design workshops throughout March and April that will directly inform future stages of the NGO Redesign Project. Read LELAN’s short introduction to codesign here.

Find out more and apply here.

For more information call us on 0431 953 526 or email info@lelan.org.au

[PhD Scholarship] Crisis Response in Mental Health Care: Lived Experience and Philosophy of Care with the University of South Australia (Closes Wednesday March 31st)

The University of South Australia are seeking a motivated PhD student to undertake an exciting industry funded project titled Crisis Response in mental health care: Lived experience and philosophy of care.

This project aims to produce high quality research which is an original contribution to the field of crisis response in mental health care. Funded by and undertaken in collaboration with the Neami National Urgent Mental Health Care Centre in South Australia, this research will focus on clinical and peer support based services, novel service design, unique philosophy of care, and innovative governance arrangements. It will examine how these key elements of the service contribute to improving pathways of care and integration on the systems level. Coproduction of the research process, involving key partnerships with lived experience advisors and leaders and service partners, will be a strong feature of the study.

Find out more and how to apply here.

[Expression of Interest] Lived Experience Reference Group - Housing and Homelessness with SYC (Promoted late February)

The group will bring together people with lived experience of using housing and homelessness services in South Australia. This group will provide expertise, perspective, advice, advocacy and feedback on issues relating to the housing sector.

A key outcome of the group will be to assist in developing a state-wide Lived Experience Framework and implementation strategies to reform policies and services that reflect lived experience perspectives. Find out more and apply here.

[Expression of Interest] Open Disclosure Feedback Forum with Consumer Health Forum (Closes Sunday 28th February)

To be considered as a member of one of two consumer groups providing feedback on the content and design of an Open Disclosure fact sheet (for general consumers) or Starting an Open Disclosure Process sheet (for consumers with some knowledge or experience of the Open Disclosure process) for the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care(link is external), please complete this form here

Read more about this CHF project. 

Peer Work Vacancies - Various

Peer Mentors with Aspire Recovery Connection (Promoted early February) . As a Peer Mentor you will work from a lived experience, human rights and strengths-based framework to support people towards their recovery goals. Read more and apply here.

Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker –Street to Home with NEAMI National (Closes Friday February 26th). Work with homeless people sleeping rough with Street to Home service in Light Square, Adelaide. Read more and apply here.

Family Peer Support Worker with Headspace Adelaide (closes Monday March 1st). The Family Peer Support Worker will work as part of the headspace Adelaide Service. Read more and apply here.


Youth Peer Support Worker with Headspace Adelaide (closes Monday March 1st – Maternity Leave Cover). The Youth Peer Support Worker will work as part of the headspace Adelaide Service. The Peer Support Worker will utilise their personal experience of mental ill-health and recovery to engage with the clients of the service. Read more and apply here.


Peer Support Worker, Inpatient Ward with Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network (closes Friday February 26th). The Peer Support Worker contributes to the delivery of a comprehensive and integrated range of evidenced based, recovery oriented services across the multi-disciplinary Barossa Hills Fleurieu LHN Local Health Network Mental Health (BHFLHN MH) appropriate to the needs of the consumer and the local community. Based at Glenside. Read more and apply here.