Project - From Recognitition to Realisation: Costing Model for Lived Experience Expertise

Together with partners, the Global Mental Health Peer Network (GMHPN) is leading an initiative to accelerate progress in the equitable compensation of lived experience expertise in global mental health.
To achieve this aim, we will be developing a fair, appropriate, and evidence-based model to inform global remuneration practices for the participation of persons with lived experience of mental health conditions and psychosocial disabilities in mental health advocacy, policy, planning, legislation, practice and research initiatives.

This project has been funded by Kokoro and Vitol Foundation.

We are inviting GMHPN Members and Fellow Peer Experts By Experience, to contribute to this initiative by completing an anonymous electronic survey.

This survey will ask questions about the roles you have performed that have specifically required your lived experience expertise. For each role, the survey will ask about the range of activities you performed, the duration of your involvement, the characteristics of the organisation that sourced and/or requested your involvement. The survey also includes questions that ask you to indicate the country that you live, your age, gender, education and/or other training, and occupation/ employment history in health and/or development.

Your responses to this survey will be used to distill key model parameters and help us to encourage remuneration practices for lived experience expertise that are fair and ethical.

The survey will take about 25 minutes to complete.

This survey is completely voluntary. Your responses to this survey are completely anonymous. All identifying information is automatically deleted and is not accessible to anyone at GMHPN at any time. The data will only be reported in group form and never for an individual.

There are no negative consequences if you don’t want to take it. If you start the survey, you can always change your mind and stop at any time. You can also choose not to respond to any question.

We would be very grateful if you could please provide your responses by 1 June 2024. We will share a reminder notice after 1 week of this Invitation.

You can find further information regarding the study HERE.

You can download the survey information sheet HERE.

If you agree to participate in this survey, please indicate "yes" in question 1 below and the "NEXT" button to answer the questions in the confidential online survey platform.

If you have any questions please contact Charlene Sunkel (

Many thanks for your support with our study, on behalf of Global Mental Health Peer Network
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