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Influencing ongoing planning and service delivery

Barwon Health values the expertise and wisdom of people with lived and living experience. We co-design services so consumers and carers are at the centre of what we do. To be part of designing our services, please link in with the Lived Experience Network.

Lived Experience Network

The Lived Experience Network is a panel of community members with either a lived experience of mental health, alcohol and other drugs, as well as their family and supporters (‘carers’).

This network of people co-designs services with Barwon Health, to give our community the best possible outcomes. We invite anybody aged 16 and over to join the Lived Experience Network.

If you’re interested in signing up to our newsletter or if you would like to share your ideas and insights to help improve our mental health drug and alcohol services, please contact us:
Ph. 0435 184 820 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There are also other networks, outside of Barwon Health, where people with lived or living experience of mental health or drug and alcohol challenges, where individuals can contribute to services within Victoria, including:

Consumer Advisory Committee

Barwon Health partners with consumer advisors (people in the community), who have experienced its services across the whole hospital, to participate in the planning and implementation of healthcare. This link provides further information.

Last Modified: Tuesday, 22 November 2022