Join our Community
Lived Experience Membership And Friends of the Peak.
Queenslanders with a lived experience can join our community by becoming a member for free. Lived Experience Membership – There is power in our truth-telling
By becoming a Member, you will be contributing to real systemic change, led by our lived experience of mental illness and suicidality.
We are a connected community of lived-experience advocates, all committed to making a difference through our shared experiences, and vision for a better future.
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 Peak - Change takes all of us
Our Friends include people who:
- Connects with people with a lived experience through their work
- Is a Mental health and community service professionals
- Cares for someone with lived experience
- Mental health is an important topic to them and their community
- Has an interest and wants to learn more
Join our Lived Experience Community as a Member or become a Friend of the Peak By completing our Join Us form.
Thinking of becoming a Member or want to be a Friend of the Peak? Here’s some of the benefits?
As a Member or a Friend, you will:
- Receive updates, information, and engagement opportunities.
- Learn from, and alongside lived experience advocates
- Receive advocacy materials to use in your community.
- Receive tools to promote, refer, or connect your clients, friends, or community, to become a member of the MHLEPQ and influence change.
Have a lived experience and thinking about joining?
|We Value:||Our Value is important because:||We are committed to:|
|Safety||People with lived experience often feel unsafe in the relationships and systems that are meant to support them.|
We will focus on cultural, psychological, and organisational safety in all interactions.
We will be compassionate and patient in in our efforts to be inclusive
We will acknowledge, apologise, and learn from mistakes.
|Respect||People with lived experience are often seen only through the lens of illness.|
We will see the whole person in any interaction.
We will be courageously curious about the strengths, resilience, and capabilities of others.
|Intentional||Engagement, consultations, and partnerships has not been enough for people with lived experience.|
We will cultivate intentional and meaningful interactions.
We will co-design solutions.
We will work with not for.
We will actively look for the voices we don’t hear.
|Integrity||Our work is critically important to the lives and well-being of people with lived experience.|
We will be accountable, transparent, and accessible.
We will critically analyse our work.
We will acknowledge the contributions of others.
|Outcomes||Real, tangible and human centred outcomes matter to people with lived experience.|
We will focus on whole of community level change.
We will be explicit about our intent.
We will seek to understand root causes.
We live our Values
|Embraces diversity, inclusiveness, and our changing support needs aside life’s journey.|
|Shares our ideas, perspectives, skills, and wisdoms|
|Connects with a likeminded community and develop friendships, build professional networks, and connect with peer mentors
Acts on issues and topics that are important to us.
|Celebrates our diversity, contributions, creativity, achievements, and strengths.|
|Influences decision makers, professionals, our communities, and wider society
Grows, develops, and strengthens our skills.