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dialogue 2020

regional roadshow queensland

Peer Driven, Peer Designed & Peer Delivered

Brook RED has been delighted to host a Lived Experience Workforce Conference for over four years now, however this year we have decided to do things a little differently!  


We have really enjoyed getting Lived Experience Workers together in one place for two days and hearing inspiring stories and presentations, learning new skills and connecting to our peers.  It has been through this wonderful gathering that we got the opportunity to listen to you - both those who attended and those who were unable to. What you have told us is that you are feeling increasingly 'isolated', 'disconnected' and 'unsupported' in your practice in your region. 


Now whilst we don't have a magic wand and we certainly don't know how this is going to turn out - we still thought we could give it a red hot go! (pun intended..) 

Our hope and intention is that we will celebrate your amazing local Lived Experience practitioners, take time to listen to what you need in your local areas, share what we know and support you in building your skill set in areas that are important and that you have identified is a priority for your region.


We invite you to Reset, Reflect & Reconnect with us.


What next?

It seemed to make an awful lot of sense to start with a focus on key locations where Dr. Louise Byrne and her research team undertook some focus groups to inform the Queensland Lived Experience Workforce Development Framework. Brook RED has been working the the Queensland Mental Health Commission to launch this framework regionally and are continuing to do this in early 2020.  If you haven't yet seen the Report, click here to download.

We will be meeting, collaborating, chatting and convincing any potential funders & sponsors in these regions to support this roadshow. This is a going to be a bit of a moving feast!  We will keep you posted on where we have been successful in getting this off the ground and where we will be coming to.  

We are going to work towards reaching as many regions as we can can with a One Day Dialogue Roadshow event.  We will be outreaching to these areas to build relationships with community leaders, passionate advocates & all who are keen to learn more about the Lived Experience Workforce.


Event dates are not yet set, and in light of the current situation with COVID-19 we don't anticipate anything will be happening until later in the year.  We will keep you up to date with any new developments around dates and which regions we will be coming to.  We are hoping to visit the areas below;

  • Wide Bay

  • Mount Isa 

  • Rockhampton 

  • Cairns 

  • Sunshine Coast 

  • Toowoomba 

  • Gold Coast


Dialogue Roadshow




What to expect?

We have three main objectives that we hope will support you as a region, these have been
prioritised from feedback we have received from our peers.

Lived Experience Skill Sets - Reset & strengthen your Lived Experience skills.

Lived Experience Mentoring - Reflect & stretch yourself building your skills with co-supervision.

Lived Experience Leadership - Re-Connect & restore, be with your tribe to network & share.

Sponsorship & Funding

If you would like to be either a State Sponsor or Regional Sponsor for the Roadshow please contact Donna Humphrey at donnah@brookred.org.au to find out more information.


Let me know more about my Region's Roadshow!

Please sign up if you would like us to tell you more about what will be happening in your area.  Just fill in the get in touch form below, make sure you select the region you want to know about and we will add you to the mailing list.   

Will there be Scholarships?

As always we will be encouraging funders to create a scholarship budget for each region. 

We will keep you updated on any developments.   

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