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2024 Consumer Workforce Online Conference

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This is a free event designed for members of the Consumer lived experience workforces (LEW) working in either public clinical or community mental health state-funded roles in VICTORIA ONLY.

The Centre for Mental Health Learning invites you to our inaugural Consumer Lived Experience Workforce Online Conference: 

“Changing Narratives: Shaping Our Collective Integrity” 

Come together for a day of meaningful discussion, compelling thought trains, empathic nourishment, invigorating connection, hopeful camaraderie, with a little artistic flair thrown in for good measure! 

Join us and a phenomenal line up of Consumer Experts – both local and national – as we share in the values, learnings, needs, knowledge-base, strengths, ethics, and future development of the Consumer Lived Experience Workforce in Victoria. 

This day aims to inspire and galvanise our Consumer Workforce collective, setting the scene for cultural and systemic reforms across the sector: creating environments that are informed by Consumer Perspective and led by Consumer Expertise.  

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”  - attributed to Margaret Mead 

Program Highlights: 
   -  Flick Grey:     “Resisting the lure of co-option: the things that ground us and keep us accountable” 
  -   Simon Katterl & Shona Louis:      “Locating myself: young people, the consumer movement and human rights” 
  -   Athena Consumer Workforce Consulting:     "Let this radicalise you rather than lead you to despair" - Mariame Kaba 
    - Ellie Hodges:      “Lived Experience Leader ≠ Leader with Lived Experience” 

PLUS a CMHL update from the Lived and Living Experience Projects Team  
AND some very special creative guests 

This will be a full-day, online conference, delivered via Zoom. 

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