From Jack Nagle
Crisp Sunny Melbourne
Real Drug Talk
Dear The Lived Experience Consumer
This is an open letter to those individuals and families with a lived experience of alcohol, drugs and addiction.
I believe that it's time for the "alcohol and drug sector" to start listening to those who have a lived experience.
I love and value all the professionals in the alcohol and drug space, however time and time again I see services and initiatives totally missing the mark...
This is often because the research initiatives, services and policies haven't consulted people with a lived experience...
Fortunately I have been lucky enough to find myself in positions in which I can advocate for people with a lived experience and as a result of my own and others advocacy things are starting to change!
The importance of peers and people with a lived experience is starting to be recognised...
and I believe it's time to formalise the lived experience presence!
Because of this I have decided to put together the Experience Matters Collective!
and we need YOU!
Through the Experience Matters Collective we will focus on advocating on lived experience issues, creating employment opportunities for peers and help build better services that are consumer focused and developed for the future.
This membership base is 100% free and all information will be 100% private and confidential.
Everything is 100% Free and everything that we do at Experience Matters will be about providing value for you!
This membership is for you if you have a current or past experience with alcohol or drug use. This is also for you if you are currently dealing with a loved one that has alcohol and drug use issues or you have previously dealt with a loved one that has an alcohol or drug issue. (family or friend)
We hope that you can join us on the journey of changing the alcohol and drug help and support system for the better...
and remember Experience Matters, and you MATTER!
Director, With-In Collective.