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dialogue 2021

lived experience workforce conference

connect & reflect

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Paula Arro
MHLEEN National Update

Paula Arro is the Lived Experience Engagement Coordinator (MHAOD) Program at Brisbane North PHN. More recently her role has expanded to Chair and provide secretariat support to the National PHN Mental Health Lived Experience Engagement Network (MHLEEN). Paula has been an active leader in the development of the Lived Experience Workforce both in Queensland and Australia.

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Amanda Waegeli
Lived Experience Supervision Panel

Group Reflection sheet 

Amanda Waegeli is a lived experience leader in the Supervision Space, working as a consultant she supports groups of peer workers in reflective practice as well as individual supervision.  She will be one of four panelists sharing  their stories and wisdom so we can strengthen our practice.


Ellie Hodges
The Model of Lived Experience Leadership
Presentation & Resources

Ellie from LELAN will take us through the newly launched Model of Lived Experience Leadership which has been developed to guide thinking on lived experience leadership and assist reflective learning & growth opportunities for emerging & established leaders.


Francesca Macauley
Lived Experience Supervision Panel

Supervision Strategy  document 

Francesca is the Senior Peer Coordinator at Gold Coast Gold Coast Mental Health and Specialist Service & is currently currently researching the supervision practices for the Queensland peer workforce.  Francesca is passionate about the professional development of the peer workforce, language reform, lived experience research and peer practice supervision

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Emma Faulkner
Skills for Wellbeing in Peer Practice
Wellbeing Pie
Activity sheet

Emma Faullkner is a Senior Peer Worker and Lived Experience Counsellor at Brook RED.

Emma will share her strategies and help us all explore how we can look after ourselves whilst doing this work.  It is complex and rewarding but also exhausting, Emma will help us refresh our skills around keeping up our resilience in the current climate.

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