QLD Lived Experience Workforce Network 


Strategic Planning Day - 27th November 2018

(Q-LEWN) QLD Lived Experience Workforce Network is a network of Lived Experience workers focused on enabling sector leadership based on collective representation to drive the ongoing development of and access to support for the Queensland Lived Experience workforce.


We are committed to enabling a collaborative process for the Queensland Lived Experience Workforce to be integral in any state-wide or national processes for developing standards and resources to guide and/or support Lived Experience practice.


We would be delighted if you could join us for a day of strategic planning so that we can work together to determine how to move forward to build and shape a formalised body to represent and support Lived Experience Workers in our State!  The big goal of the day will be to determine what the objective of Q-LEWN should be over the next few years and we need as many voices as possible to help us figure this out.


When:     Tuesday 27 November from 9:30 – 2.30
Where:    Riverside Receptions at 50 Oxlade Drive, New Farm (Brisbane)

Why:        Lived Experience Work is amazing and we want to make it even better
                  by forming a body to support our workforce

This event follows up from the Building Foundations Workshop held in May of this year  and if you would like to know more about the process that us has brought us to this point, please see the report below which chronicles our journey thus far.

This event is hosted by Brook RED and Brisbane North PHN, but is the outcome of a collaborative process that has been driven by from people around our state and in a range of roles.  If you have any questions you are welcome to contact Donna Humphrey (donnah@brookred.org.au); Eschleigh Balzamo (eschleighb@brookred.org.au); or Paula Arro (paula.arro@brisbanenorthphn.org.au). 

This piece of work is not funded and we are doing the best with can with the good will of a bunch of wonderful people, so please bear with us if we seem to be flying by the seats of our pants! 

We understand that many people may not be able to attend due to time and financial constraints and we wish it was otherwise; unfortunately we have no allowance for scholarships or travel/accommodation support or this event.  If you can’t attend but you want to be kept in the loop, please send Donna an email (donnah@brookred.org.au) . 

We need your help - please fill out our Survey !

Please help us by completing this anonymous survey by Thursday 22nd November 2018 – we know it is a really fast turn-around, but it should only take a few minutes and we really need your help. 

The findings from this survey will inform the content and direction of this event and to help us shape what Q-LEWN needs to look like moving forward. 


We have tried to consult broadly to this point, but we know that we need perspectives from many more of our peers to make Q-LEWN responsive and effective.


Please also pass the survey on to your Lived Experience networks and contacts at the local level so that we can get the strongest possible representation and input from the Lived Experience Workforce in Queensland.

Thanks for your help