Mental Health Lived Experience Peak Queensland

There is power in our truth-telling

Lived-experience advocates contributing to real systemic change, led by our lived experience of mental illness and suicidality committed to making a difference through our shared experiences, and vision for a better future.

Who are we?

The Mental Health Lived Experience Peak Queensland (MHLEPQ) is the Peak Body for mental health consumers in Queensland. We provide policy advice and systems advocacy for consumers of mental health services of all ages in Queensland.
MHLEPQ defines lived experience as ‘Any Queenslander, 18 years and older, identifying as having a direct personal experience of mental illness and/or direct personal experience of suicidal ideation or surviving a suicide attempt.’

What do we do?

We are here to advocate for and influence systemic change that is guided by our lived experience expertise, with a vision of a mental health system every Queenslander deserves. We embody the principles of equity, access, cultural-safety, and Human Rights, in all our actions, advice, and advocacy.

For all of us, especially those often unseen and unheard. We support those who have been silenced to stand up and speak out through empowerment, support, and connection.

We are here for more than just talk

We take action and contribute to change. We facilitate shared growth and learning opportunities to support and strengthen confidence and comfortability to advocate in our own lives, and systemically.
Join the MHLEPQ as Lived Experienced Members
or as a Friend of the Peak

Queenslanders with a lived experience can join our
community by becoming a Member.

Any Queenslander, 18 years and older, identifying as having a direct personal experience of mental illness and/or direct personal experience of suicidal ideation or surviving a suicide attempt can become a member and help build a community of empowered advocates, leading systemic change.

Become a Friend of the Peak - Change takes all of us

Friends of the Peak receive regular updates and information from the MHLEPQ. Our stakeholders, allies, and community members, all play an important role in mental health advocacy.

Want to connect with us?

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