Educators - Consultants - Change agents


inside out is a respected provider of
mental health consultancy services
across a range of agencies and services


All of our training is co-designed
and co-developed consistent with
recovery-oriented approaches.


All our events aim to promote creative,
inclusive and hopeful responses
to mental distress


inside out & associates australia is a respected provider of co-designed recovery-based training and consultation in mental health.

We create opportunities to better understand mental distress and what this means for people who have these experiences, families, communities and service systems.

We draw on diverse perspectives about the nature of mental distress, believing that being open to different ways of making sense of these experiences leads to more creative, inclusive and hopeful responses.

We believe that helpful responses to mental distress require authentic dialogue and true collaboration between all of us impacted by these experiences with a particular emphasis on understanding lived experience.

Events & workshops

We hold public events, forums and workshops featuring local and international speakers who are well-known for their work in transforming our approaches to mental distress. All our events aim to promote creative, inclusive and hopeful responses to mental distress.

Customised training

We develop customised training programs to meet the diverse and changing needs of  mental health services, community agencies, support service providers and consumer/peer organisations. All of our training is co-designed and co-delivered consistent with contemporary recovery-oriented approaches.


inside out is a respected provider of mental health consultancy services across a range of agencies and sectors, and brings a valuable combination of consumer, family/carer, advocacy, service provision, research and education experience.

‘The inside out team have been at the forefront of excellence in mental health education in Australia, as they bring extensive knowledge, skill and commitment to the authentic sharing of lived and clinical experience. This expertise has been invaluable in the development of our Peer Mentoring Program, the training of educators for our new Recovery College and other educational initiatives in our Local Health District.’

Jo SommerSouth Eastern Sydney LHD

‘inside out deliver intelligent, insightful programs that draw upon professional and lived experience perspectives with humour and sensitivity. They are passionate, engaging and informed trainers: evidently highly skilled in responding to diverse audiences, on myriad complex issues of contemporary mental health practice. inside out bring a genuinely unique perspective to their training sessions, backed up by an astounding wealth of knowledge and experience. We couldn’t make any higher recommendation (and would love to work with them again!).’

Tori BellHeadspace YEPP

‘Definitely transformative’

‘Thank you! Fabulous workshop, well-organised, perfectly timed’

‘Excellent presenters, a great example of co-production’

‘Great workshop, very on point. Very inspiring’

‘Trainers had such a depth of knowledge and experience’