“My family benefitted from innovative neuropsychiatric brain research when our son, Brandon was diagnosed with schizophrenia in the early 1990s – since then, we have pushed for a world where all people facing brain health challenges can build healthy, productive lives.” – Garen Staglin, co-founder of HBGI
The Healthy Brain Global Initiative (HBGI, https://www.hbgi.org/) invites applications to its Lived Experience Council. As a Council member, you would be joining a network of individuals with lived experiences passionate about ensuring that organisations doing brain health research incorporate the perspectives of those most affected by their work from the bottom up.
What are the eligibility criteria?
Lived experience(s) with mental or neurological challenges from personal experience or from supporting family or friends.
Interest in setting up sustainable systems surrounding incorporation of lived experiences or elevating underrepresented voices within an organization
Passion for building an inclusive culture and supporting meaningful engagement in those systems
Can attend 4 Council meetings per year
Experience working with others with lived experiences and the ability to gather feedback to provide a broad perspective
Experience participating in or advising project teams
Willingness to participate in committees on specific projects as interested (time commitment dependent on project
HBGI is dedicated to developing a Council that includes a wide range of perspectives across age, condition, ethnicity, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Applications are encouraged from all parts of the community. We strongly encourage applications from youth (people under thirty), people living outside of the United States of America, from people with experience in low resource settings, and from people with lived experiences of epilepsy or traumatic brain injuries.
Please note: Application Closes October 30, 2020
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