People with lived experience have a unique insight into the mental health system. Sacha Agrawal is involved in a program to help this group build leadership skills to improve the system. Here, he tells us a bit more.
Who are you and what is your position at CAMH?
My name is Sacha Agrawal, and I'm a psychiatrist and education scholar at CAMH.
What project are you currently involved with?
I am coordinating with my colleague Rachel Cooper a leadership course for people with lived experience called LETsLEAD. It was designed and is offered by our friends at the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health. LETsLEAD will be offered in Canada for the first time starting this fall at CAMH through videoconferencing with the instructors at Yale.
What is the goal of this project?
The goal of LETsLEAD is to help catapult people with lived experience into leadership roles from which they can help transform mental health services and systems. Participants will explore emerging issues in mental health and other systems of care, learn the key elements of transformational leadership and develop a mentored project that gives them the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills that they are learning in class.
Who is this project geared toward?
We are seeking eight (8) people with lived experience of mental health and/or substance use challenges who are passionate about leading transformational change in mental health services and systems. The course will be FREE to participants thanks to the Hugo Fund (made possible through the CAMH Foundation).
Where can someone get more information about your project, course or event?
You can see the flyer here and read the course syllabus here. Click here to download an application form. Make sure to return it to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 29.
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Review the LETsLEAD Informational Session presentation here.
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