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the alive collective

Who is this network comprised of?

The alive collective is the ALIVE National Centre’s general membership base. There is no cost to any individuals or organisations working in mental health research, research translation or policy and practice implementation, including intersectoral agencies where mental health may be impacted by social issues, or social determinants of health to join. This applies also to universities and individual departments, schools or research units; or, to any individuals with lived experience of mental ill-health and/or complex trauma, or people who identify as a carer, family, kinship group member; or any individuals, organisations, agencies, networks with an interest in the ALIVE National Centre’s efforts to reduce the individual, social and economic impacts that are caused by mental ill-health burden and unmet needs in Australia.

Our Vision is of vibrant communities that support mental health and promote well-being to enable people to thrive. Our mission is transforming mental health and wellbeing through primary care and community action. Show your support for the Special Initiative in Mental Health funded by the NHMRC by joining the alive collective and receive access to network specific activities, events, training and forums.

What are the benefits of joining?

Joining the alive collective gives individuals and/or organisations general membership to the ALIVE National Centre community, including:

  • Access to the latest news, innovations, and breakthrough models in mental health care and research translation
  • Networking and events, and link-ups across mental health research, interdisciplinary groups and bespoke training and learning opportunities
  • Wider reach nationally to share research, outcomes of research (in our Implementation Briefs) or next big story in mental health research
  • Integrated lived-experience applied research nationally (the i-LEARN program for embedding an experiential evidence based capacity building program in research sectors)
  • Partnership and collaboration opportunities research grants, service design, improvement or implementation project or support to implement and translate models of promise through our Implementation and Translation Network
  • Connections with diverse communities, and priority populations to help shape change in Australian primary care and the mental health community.


Members of the alive collective can choose to be contacted for input into our lived-experience national survey of mental health research priorities and goals, and to partner for community crowdsourcing activities of the ALIVE Centre National and its networks. Members can collaborate with the National Centre on community crowdsourcing projects set up as Innovation Challenges.

Members may be eligible to apply for membership to other ALIVE National Centre networks and access discounted subscription options for the activities of those networks. Please visit for detailed information on our networks.

Research-focused organisations may have personnel who wish to apply for membership of the Lived-Experience Research Collective to provide tailored capacity building support to researchers with lived-experience who undertake research projects or work in teaching and research roles, either in university/research institute settings or community-based settings. Membership to the Lived-Experience Research Collective provides access to the Next Generation Research Network for opportunities for training, events, and capacity building funding. Organisational members may also be eligible to access research capacity building through the Next Generation Researcher Network providing national support to future mental health research leaders, or our Co-design Living Labs network to co-design for end to end research design to translation.


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