You are invited to participate in the research study “Queensland Framework for the development of the Mental Health Lived Experience Workforce”. This research aims to understand how lived experience workforce roles are currently being designed, implemented and collaborated with across organisations in Queensland. The results of this study will help to develop better understanding about the current employment of lived experience roles in Queensland, and to contribute to an overarching framework that can be widely applied to support best practice development and expansion of lived experience roles across Queensland.  Importantly, this study is designed to make lived experience work as effective as possible for colleagues and the organisation so whether you are in a lived experience or ‘traditional’ role, the framework aims to assist in the development of better mutual understanding, collaborative processes and practises.

Please find the link to the online survey survey below. This survey should take you approximately 15 minutes to complete. You are encouraged to complete the survey outside of your workplace and to communicate with the research team using your personal email account. This survey is completely anonymous as no personal identifier information will be recorded.

Please note the following.

  1. Participating in this study is entirely voluntary. You do not have to participate if you don’t want to and you can withdraw anytime during the study.
  2. Your data will be kept strictly confidential; your organisation will NOT have any access to the data. All survey collection will be managed by the research team without the involvement of anyone from your organisation or from the Queensland Mental Health Commission. Therefore, no one from your organisation will know if you have participated or not, and no one from your organisation will ever see your answers. The researchers are ethically bound to keep your data confidential.
  3. Although you will be asked for demographic details for research purposes, you will NOT be asked for any personally identifiable information. Your data will be analysed together with all other participants’ data and only group averages will be reported in future publications.
  4. You are encouraged to contact the research team, as well as external counselling services such as Lifeline (Phone: 13 11 14) or your GP, should you experience discomfort in completing this survey.

If you would like to participate in this study, please access the survey:

You will first be directed to a Participant Information Sheet which provides more details about this project, before you agree to complete the survey.

This survey closes 29 March 2019.


If you have any question about the content of the survey, you are welcome to contact Dr Louise Byrne (

If you encounter any technical issues during the completion of the survey, you are welcome to contact Dr Lena Wang (