Lived experience in evaluation: We’re not lab rats

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It’s increasingly becoming ‘business as usual’ in the mental health sector to speak of the role of lived experience when conducting evaluations. I’m particularly passionate about the role of lived experience in evaluation, as someone who at various times has worn the hats of participant, evaluator and commissioner. I love evaluation because it has the … Read more

Some thoughts about workforce reform

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When the final report from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System was first released, I had lots of initial thoughts – some positive, some negative. But the area where I felt most disappointment was workforce. At the time I planned to write something summarising my thoughts, but life got away from me. Since … Read more