Lived Experience Workers

Our Lived Experience Worker Program

The Lived Experience Worker program was introduced to Your Journey in 2019 as a co-designed role where young people with lived experience can share their voices and advocate on behalf of those who are currently in care, or leaving care.

The role was introduced to utilise the Lived Experience Worker's perspectives, to represent the views of young people and to improve on Your Journey’s service provision to help promote a strengths-based and person-centred approach. Your Journey has been able to utilise the Lived Experience Workers to gain insight and valuable feedback.

Some of the contributions of the Lived Experience Workers:

  • Participation in events, meetings, and workshops
  • Development and maintenance of positive relationships with internal and external professionals
  • Assistance with the development of projects such as social media management and best practice
  • Supporting increased youth participation by challenging current practices and processes