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The Long Conversation – Crowd Call!

The ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘where’ of lived-experience mental health research in Australia…

Help us to start The Long Conversation (TLC)–a nation-wide project of the Lived-Experience Research Collective. This project will document models, practices or frameworks of lived-experience mental health research in Australia across settings. If you know of a network, group or research unit that is lived-experience focused, we’d love to hear from you.

Click on the launch video to hear more:

Just click on the SUBMIT YOUR IDEA button to share information with us about who we can start a conversation with to hear more about lived-experience research models across the nation. You can stay anonymous or say who you are but please note that anything you share via this submission is publicly available for people to read, watch or view.

You can use this site to connect us to people or networks, or if you are feeling creative share a current model or one you know of, and tell us about your lived-experience research network.  You can add a video if you like or a photo or documents.

The Long Conversation will result in either videos, artworks, or written stories or papers to share these lived-experience innovations in mental health research. Let’s chat now!

Key dates

10 October 2022 - Challenge opened
20 November 2023 - Challenge closed
30 November 2023 - Prioritised idea selected

Supporting content

Watch the launch video here.


This challenge has been created by the Lived-Experience Research Collective of the ALIVE National Centre for Mental Health Research Translation and is a part of the Next Generation Researcher Network capacity building initiative.

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Submitted ideas

Mad Studies/ Lived Experience Studies >> Mad led practice approaches

Development of anti sanist practice for Mad/peer workforce

Created by: Matthew Jackman (they/them)
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Submitting Ideas Storyboard

Created by: Josh Moorhouse
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Consumer Led Research Network (CLRN)

LE Research Network and Principles

Created by: Josh Moorhouse
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Lived Experience Research

Created by: Myfanwy McLean
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