About this opportunity:
 
 LELAN is inviting lived experience input into co-creating messaging and strategies to support informed decision making about COVID-19 vaccinations. 
 
We would like to gain insight from people with lived experience of distress and mental health issues about the information you need/needed to make informed decisions about the COVID-19 vaccine, concerns you may have/had about receiving the vaccine and supports or strategies that would be useful to address this.
We want to support and empower (not coerce), the community to make informed choices about COVID-19 vaccinations.
 
How people with lived and living experience can get involved:

There are several different opportunities to get involved (please see below). We are interested in gathering a wide range of perspectives so are recruiting people of different ages (18+), diversities and cultures. Also, people who have had both COVID-19 vaccinations, only one COVID-19 vaccination and those who have not had any COVID-19 vaccinations.
 
Co-creation sessions

Co-creators will work together to utilise the insights gained from people with lived experience to determine and design key messaging, ideas and strategies to support informed decision making.
Three co-creation sessions will be facilitated by LELAN. One three-hour workshop will occur 9:30am-12:30pm Monday 13th December 2021 and two three-hour workshops in January 2022. You can either attend one, two or all three sessions. Lived experience members of the co-creation sessions will be remunerated with an honorarium payment of $30 per hour.
 
Conversations
We are inviting people with lived experience to be involved in deeper conversations with LELAN. We want you to share your personal understanding and experiences to understand what information and messaging is important to you around the vaccination. These insights will guide the co-creation of COVID-19 vaccination resources for the lived experience community.
We anticipate that each conversation will take about an hour and will be over the phone or online. The conversations will be in December 2021. You will be remunerated with an honorarium payment of $30 per hour.

If any or all, of these opportunities speak to you, we invite you to respond to the questions below. 
Please direct all enquiries to Sheryl (LELAN's Manager - Projects & Advocacy) via sheryl@lelan.org.au or call us on 0431 953 526. 
Please note that your responses below are used by LELAN to increase understanding of who is engaging with our projects and work. As an organisation, LELAN is committed to including diverse perspectives and ensuring that various identities and experiences that people bring to the lived experience community are recognised. We will not disclose personal and/or identifying information about a person without their consent or in a way that they do not agree with. You have the option of providing no responses if uncomfortable or unsure of disclosing this information, particularly for Questions 2 and 3.

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* 1. Your details:

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* 2. Some information about the way you personally identify. (Please tick as many as apply): 

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* 3. Some information about your personal lived experience. (Please tick as many as apply):

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* 4. Some information about your COVID-19 vaccination history. We understand that getting vaccinated/not vaccinated is a personal decision. Please only answer this question if you are comfortable. It will in no way influence your ability to be involved. 

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* 5. Why interests you about being involved in this opportunity?

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* 6. Is there anything that will make your involvement in this opportunity easier or more comfortable?

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* 7. Some final things (please select all that apply)

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* 8. Thank you for taking the time to complete these questions and your commitment to using your lived experience for change. We will be in contact shortly. If you have any further comments or questions, please provide them in the box below.

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