Lisa Sweeney has experienced trauma, disassociation and anxiety disorder. Lisa also supports a sibling with a lived experience of psychosis, and a parent with a lived experience of bipolar with comorbid physical disability and an acquired brain injury.
Through the experiences of Lisa’s family, she has developed a passion for improving public mental health so that it is equitable, accessible, and therapeutic.
Lisa works in policy and is currently undertaking a Masters of Public Health. She holds of a number of roles working to improve mental health, including as a Board member of Tandem – the Victorian peak body for mental health carers, a Victorian carer representative on the National Consumer and Carer Register, and a 2018 recipient of the Australian Mental Health Leaders Fellowship. In 2016, she received the SANE Community Award, allowing her to travel to Europe and New Zealand to explore alternative models of care for psychosis.
Lisa’s key areas of interest include psychosis, supporting young consumers and carers, and holistic and integrated mental healthcare (including the promotion of treatment choices).
Lisa is passionate about Australians for Mental Health because she believes in community-led solutions.