Lived Experience Framework

The Lived Experience Framework (Framework) was developed by the NSW Mental Health Commission in partnership with people with lived experience of mental health issues and caring, families and kinship groups, and stakeholders from the mental health sector. It outlines the principles and actions that people with lived experience of mental health issues, carers, service providers and health professionals identified to embed lived experience into mental health and social services and supports. 

Download the Lived Experience Framework.

Participants at the launch of the Lived Experience Framework

The grants program

The Lived Experience Framework grants program is an opportunity for organisations to apply for up to $50,000 for capacity-building activities and innovative projects that embed lived experience. 

Increasing the participation, influence and leadership of people with lived experience of mental health issues and caring places people at the centre of decision making.

Click on the buttons below to find out more about the Lived Experience Framework grant programs funded in 2019.

Grant applications closed

Applications for the Lived Experience Framework grants program have now closed.

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application.