Lyn English

Lived Experience Representative

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Originally from Sydney, moving to South Australia 22 years ago, 9 of these spent living and working in rural and remote SA. My passion for, and commitment to representation and advocacy comes from my own lived experience journey. Additional insights, knowledge and expertise have been gained through nursing, peer work and lived experience roles in the public, private and community managed mental health sectors. I feel strongly, that to achieve system reform and improve outcomes for consumers, including their physical health, it is imperative they must be listened to, and included as partners in their care.

Co-design with consumers, family members and carers in planning, service design, implementation and the evaluation of mental health systems and services is vital for meaningful change. I am an active and forthright lived experience representative participating in many committees at local, state and national levels, and extremely proud (in 2020) to have been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) “For significant service to mental health and consumer support organisations.”