This 4 month program aims to develop and build knowledge, skills, confidence and capacity to support you as a systemic advocate and undertake representational roles in national, state, local and organisation specific forums, committees and groups to provide input and advocate on behalf of those with a lived experience. Learning is undertaken in a supported communities of practice environment with consumer and carer peers.
The program consists of 6 x 2 hour Zoom sessions held over 4 months with learning, reflection and activities undertaken between sessions. You have the opportunity to practice skills learned as you progress through the program with the final session being a real-life advocacy representation opportunity.
The program is for consumers, families, carers and kin who undertake lived experience representational roles on committee, groups, or forums or are lived experience advocates in the mental health sector or are expecting to move into this role in the near future.

All current courses have limited places. If the dates below are not suitable, or become full, we can add you to our waiting list for the next program. We make contact with waiting list registrants first when we set up a new course. 

Group 1 May 2023 (full)

Group 2 August 2023 (limited places)
12pm – 2pm AEST on Thursdays
Thursday, 31 August 2023
Thursday, 14 September 2023
Thursday, 28 September 2023
Thursday, 12 October 2023
Thursday, 26 October 2023
Thursday, 9 November 2023

Group 3 September 2023 (limited places)
2pm-4pm AEST on Wednesdays
Wednesday, 13 September 2023
Wednesday, 27 September 2023
Wednesday, 11 October 2023
Wednesday, 25 October 2023
Wednesday, 8 November 2023
Wednesday, 15 November 2023

Our previous graduates have told us
"This program has helped me feel more empowered and confident and I now have a toolkit I can use"

"I now feel ready and motivated to do more and feel more purposeful and strategic with my advocacy"

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* 1. Which CoP Course would you like to book into?

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* 2. Contact Information

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* 3. Are you applying for the concession card discount?

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* 4. If you are applying for the concession discount, please upload a photo or scan of your concession card.

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