Welcome to the 149th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month’s theme is all about lived experience, how it shapes policy, and our perspectives, and improves the way we do things.
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On today’s show about Lived Experience
- Why I chose to talk about this topic. [01:07]
- What the term lived experience means. [02:02]
- The meaning of the term co-production. [03:20]
- Some gaps we see in workplace policies. [07:11]
- How we can use this concept in the workplace. [09:39]
Quotes related to Lived Experience
- Lived experience can also be used in academia and research, particularly in relation to health and social care.
- I think lived experience in the workplace should be about engaging a wider audience and range of perspectives to shape workplace practices, changing for the better and taking an intersectional approach.
- The term lived experience provides a unique person-centered approach in terms of knowledge, which can help to present important information that’s often missing.
- We don’t want people to feel they are trapped in a web of really difficult, hard to navigate workplace policies.
- Return to work policies sometimes feel quite punitive and not fit for purpose.
Resources connected to Lived Experience
- Involve’s website
- Leave me an anonymous message on my SpeakPipe
- Check out my course: The Mentally Healthy Professional
- Listen to Episode #79: Neurodivergent Support with Janette Beetham
- Check out Episode #119 Universal Design and why it’s so important
- Listen to Episode #97: The art of listening to support someone
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