Office of Children's Mental Health Lived Experience Partners

Lived experience perspective is critical to transforming the children’s mental health system. The Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health (OCMH) Lived Experience Partners are parents and young people whose reality includes social, emotional, or behavioral health needs. These leaders own their journey and recognize the value they bring to improving programs and policy. By sharing their stories and ideas with organizational leaders and peers, OCMH Lived Experience Partners are inspiring change. 

Through a structured model of participation and intentional financial support for participation, OCMH Lived Experience Partners are set up for success as effective advocates and collaborators. Read more about the OCMH Lived Experience Partners on our flyer​. 

To join our work as a Lived Expert, please start by completing this brief form to share more about yourself. 

Learn more about how to use your life experience to improve systems in Wisconsin by exploring our Use Your Voice page​. 

For more information about the OCMH Lived Experience Partners, please contact