The inside out team have significant experience in the development of educational programs for a range of organisations and services. All of our training is developed through a process of co-design where every phase is co-produced by consultant educators who bring a combination of lived perspectives and a range of experience in the mental health field.

Central to our approach is that lived experience of mental distress is recognised as a crucial key to better understanding and responding to mental distress and its impacts. This is in line with the most contemporary approaches in mental health around the world.


Some examples of our customised and customisable training include:

  • Consumer Perspective Supervision training, developed for VMIAC and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (in collaboration with Melbourne University and the Centre for Mental Health Learning) supporting enhanced discipline-specific supervision skills for lived experience, peer and consumer workers in Victoria.
  • Suicide Prevention for Peer Workers, for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (currently in development).
  • Purposeful Storytelling workshops supporting people with lived experience to share their personal experiences with diverse audiences.
  • Development of a training program for South Eastern Sydney Recovery and Wellbeing College Educators to enhance their capacity to co-produce and co-facilitate a range of workshops for peers and workers. The training was also provided to Discovery College trainers at Headspace in Victoria.
  • Co-produced training for a number of organisations including Partners in Recovery (PIR), the Forensic Hospital, Mum’s and Kids Matter Wesley Mission, Uniting Recovery, and various Local Health District Mental Health Services, aiming to enhance their ability to support people in their recovery, promoting self-determination, self-management, connectedness and citizenship.
  • Design and delivery of workshops and mentoring sessions for peer workers employed in both local health districts and non-government organisations, supporting them to develop knowledge, skills, confidence and role-effectiveness in newly instigated peer-work services.
  • Development of written materials for various education providers including the NSW Institute of Psychiatry, South Eastern Sydney Recovery and Wellbeing College and Western Sydney Recovery College.
  • Design and implementation of a community mental health awareness project enhancing community responses to people experiencing mental distress, funded by a Macquarie Foundation grant.

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


inside out routinely evaluates all programs and events and takes pride in consistently receiving excellent feedback on the quality of our content, delivery and outcomes.