SANE Peer Ambassadors work with us to raise awareness, reduce stigma and provide hope to Australians affected by complex mental illness.
Who can be a SANE Peer Ambassador?
Peer Ambassadors are either:
- People with their own lived experience of complex mental illness
- Families, friends, carers, partners and colleagues, who support someone affected by mental illness.
'Being involved with SANE has given me a voice that I never had before.'
– Sylvia Magnay
What do SANE Peer Ambassadors do?
SANE Peer Ambassadors work with us in many ways.
- Attending public, university or workplace events
- Informing the design, delivery and evaluation of SANE Australia's programs and services
- Participating in SANE Australia’s stigma reduction campaigns
- Submitting or reviewing stories, articles and resources
- Contributing to SANE Australia’s advocacy and research projects
- Talking to corporate, government and non-government organisations
- Sharing personal stories with the media and the broader community.
How can you become a SANE Peer Ambassador?
SANE Australia recruits for new Peer Ambassadors once a year, with the aim of making the program representative of a wide range of experiences. SANE Australia recruits for new Peer Ambassadors once a year, with the aim of making the program representative of a wide range of experiences.
If you're interested in becoming a SANE Peer Ambassador, sign up to SANE Express and we'll let you know when we are next recruiting.
'An incredibly rewarding experience. An opportunity to share my experience and help to tackle the stigma around psychosis.'
– Hannah Hyatt