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[WORKSHOP]: Co-What?: An Introduction to Authentic Co-Production with People with Lived Experience and How We Do It Together

Price $330 – $400 AUD + GST Get Tickets

Event description

About the workshop: 

Increasingly co-production is talked about as a mechanism for engaging with people with lived experience of mental distress, social issues or injustice and involving them in decisions that affect their lives. When people first grapple with co-production there can be a lot of what-if’s, questions on what it is, how to do it well and wondering if it is appropriate for their circumstance and why. 

This session will provide people with an understanding of the value and values of co-production, reflection on each person’s role within the context of co-production as well as skills to participate and/or lead authentic co-production processes. 

Morning and afternoon tea will be supplied and a range of cafe's, supermarket and other places are close by for you to purchase lunch.

Who the workshop is for: 

Co-What: An Introduction to Co-Production and How we Do it Together is for anyone who has involvement or interest in co-production activities with people with lived experience of mental distress, social issues or injustice. People in service delivery, peer work, clinical roles, community development, engagement and policy roles, as well as ‘consumers’ and ‘carers’ who may or may not be in a paid or representative lived experience role, are welcome to attend. 

People who use their lived experience in drug and alcohol or homelessness settings, and other areas, will be able to apply the learning’s from this session to their own experiences and areas of action. 

Participants do not need to have previous involvement with co-design or co-production project’s. 

Themes covered:  

  • What co-production is and what it isn’t (plus all the other co-‘s)
  • Values/principles of co-production
  • Impact and value of co-production
  • ‘Doing’ co-production
  • The importance of power
  • Examples from South Australia and around the world
  • The challenge of co-production
  • Skills and strategies of co-production
  • Co-production in your context 

Structure of the day:

This is an interactive facilitated workshop that will include presentation of information by the facilitator(s), large and small group discussions and reflective exercises. The knowledge, skills and diverse experiences of participants will be drawn on to create an environment of dialogue, shared learning and community.

Morning and afternoon tea will be provided and a number of venues and a supermarket are close by for people to access provisions for lunch.

Workshop facilitator:

The lead facilitator for this workshop will be Anna Leditschke (she/her), Projects & People Lead at LELAN. 

You can learn more about the LELAN team at


LELAN recognises that people advocating and working in the mental health and social sectors come from different perspectives and positions and do not want cost of training to be prohibitive or exclusionary, particularly for people with lived experience involved in community, organisational and systems change activities. To this end we offer two individual scholarships for people with lived experience to each paid training offering we have.

Further information about the scholarship and how to apply can be accessed here. Scholarship applications close two weeks prior to the workshop that people are applying for.

To access the Paid LELAN Member Discount tickets you can apply here.

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