The purpose of the COPMI National Lived Experience Forum is to engage people with lived experience (consumers and carers) and use their experiences and perspectives to inform the planning, implementing and evaluation of the COPMI national initiative.
The Forum’s goal is to work in partnership and be a resource for lived experience input into the COPMI national initiative through strong connections with people with lived experience across the Australian states and territories.
The role of Forum members is to:
In 2014 our forum members were sought from people with a broad range of perspectives and experiences including:
New members were elected for the 2014-15 funding period. Forum members meet regularly, both face-to-face and via teleconference.
To date our forum members have overwhelmingly reported that belonging to the forum has enriched their lives and been personally rewarding and allowed them to contribute in some unexpected ways.