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Dalal, N., Thornton, J. 
What young people can teach world leaders about mental health in 2020. 
World Economic Forum
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This article refers to the Global Shapers Community which is a network of young people driving dialogue, action and change. With community organizations and people who are experts by experience, the Global Shapers continue to drive the mental health movement through their incredible campaigning activity and formidable drive and will develop innovative mental health programmes in their own parts of the world.

Martin, K. 
Wellcome Mental Health Challenge Area: Exploring how young people with lived experience can shape the mental health research agenda. 
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Exploring the different ways that young people with lived experience of mental health challenges can influence decisions about what is researched and how, to find the best ways to enable them to lead on mental health research and innovation from the start. 

Wellcome’s Mental Health Challenge Area funds and supports research to transform the way we understand, prevent, and treat anxiety, depression, and psychosis in young people.

Wells, A [Chair] 
Youth activism and lived experience leadership. 
National Survivor User Network (NSUN)
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This panel is part of a programme of partnership work between NSUN and Mind, including our project on mapping what is known as “Lived Experience Leadership”. Shown at the Youth Lived Experience Activism Panel - NSUN AGM 2020

Our Minds Our Future campaign 
Our Minds Our Future campaign. 
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The mental health system is failing young people. So we’re leading our own movement – demanding our rights to a healthy mind and a brighter future.

Mental Health Foundation 
Young leaders. 
Young leaders
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A UK website, Mental Health Foundation (MHF) Young Leaders enables young people to work in partnership with a leading mental health charity to make a real difference to young people’s mental health.

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Acknowledgement of Country

The National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum and the National Primary Health Network Mental Health Lived Experience Engagement Network acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waters on which we work and live on across Australia. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

Definition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lived Experience

“A lived experience recognises the effects of ongoing negative historical impacts and or specific events on the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It encompasses the cultural, spiritual, physical, emotional and mental wellbeing of the individual, family or community.

“People with lived or living experience of suicide are those who have experienced suicidal thoughts, survived a suicide attempt, cared for someone through a suicidal crisis, been bereaved by suicide or having a loved one who has died by suicide, acknowledging that this experience is significantly different and takes into consideration Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples ways of understanding social and emotional wellbeing.” - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lived Experience Centre

We welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to this site and invite them to provide any feedback or items for inclusion.

Recognition of Lived Experience

We also recognise people with lived and living experience of mental ill-health and recovery and the experience of people who are carers, families, kin, or supporters.


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