The Value of Experience?


Life experience is often the best teacher when trying to form the basis of any understanding, and this is particularly relevant when we relate it to mental illness or mental health problems.

At Mental Health & Wellbeing Training Solutions we have a team of exceptional ’Lived Experience Educators’ who share their own experiences of mental illness and helpful strategies for recovery. Training recipients have the unique opportunity to gain true understanding and insight about the reality of living with mental illness, and the impact this has on a person’s life.

Our team of ‘Lived Experience Educators’ are able to share their experiences with the following diagnosis: –

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Non-Suicidal Self Injury
  • Psychosis
  • Dual Diagnosis or Co-morbidity (Substance Use & Mental Illness)


In addition, we have a team of Carers who can share their experiences of caring for a loved one with mental illness including helpful strategies on how to provide hope and support for a loved one during recovery.

‘Our ‘Lived Experience Educators’ are without a doubt the ‘added value’ component to our training and education sessions and are what makes Mental Health and Wellbeing Training Solutions truly unique. We believe the value of the lived experience perspective is priceless, and so do our training recipients’.

‘Thank you so much for your courage & honesty and sharing your story, I now have a much clearer understanding of what mental illness may be like’

‘Brilliant training! The lived experience story was so helpful and will assist me in the support I provide to others’

‘The lived experience educator was amazing! Keep up the great work, you are truly an inspiration’

‘WOW! Thank you so much for sharing your story and answering questions, I learnt so much and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the session, keep up the great work J

‘I just want to say thank you for the training today, I was prepared for another boring, same old run of the mill training session. I couldn’t have been more wrong! Such a powerful presentation and the opportunity to ask questions you never thought you could, I actually learned something – fantastic’