Queensland Lived Experience Workforce Network

By, with and for the Lived Experience Workforce

The Queensland Lived Experience Workforce Network (QLEWN) is a focused state-wide peak body led by, with and for the Lived Experience workforce within the mental health, alcohol and other drugs and suicide prevention sector.

Supporting the Lived Experience Workforce

QLEWN is focused on ensuring that the Lived Experience workforce has access to appropriate discipline-specific supervision and support, networking, and professional development opportunities. 

A United Voice

QLEWN acts as a united voice for Queensland’s Lived Experience government, non-government and private workforces to drive focused Lived Experience led advocacy and system reform.

Join Us

QLEWN is driven by, with and for people who work or volunteer in identified Lived Experience roles in mental health, alcohol and other drugs and suicide prevention services.

You can be part of building QLEWN by becoming a paid member.

Alternately, you can follow QLEWN’s activities by joining our mail list. 

QLEWN is currently unfunded. We are led by a passionate and commited voluntary Roundtable, and supported by our diverse and enthusiastic members.

QLEWN’s capacity to deliver services is largely limited until a funding source is secured. A strong membership is critical to enabling QLEWN to create a credible collective voice to secure funding. Your support – by becoming a paid member –  is critical to strengthing the voice, capacity and sustainability of QLEWN.

QLEWN is proudly supported and resourced by:

QLEWN acknowledges the First Australians, who are the Traditional Owners of the lands, winds, and waters of the Country we work on.  We pay our respects to their elders – past, present, and emerging; and we pay our respects to the long and ongoing connection and relationship they have with this Country.  We are grateful for the privilege of sharing this land and express our sorrow for the historic and continued cost of that sharing to First Nations People.  We acknowledge that this land was never ceded.  We know that recovery is not fully possible where systemic injustice and dispossession exist.  In the interests of creating a genuinely equitable and just Australia, QLEWN seeks to walk a path of continual learning, development, and practice that contributes to reconciliation.