Welcome to LEAD


Leading the way forward with advocacy & advisory support for the Lived Experience workforce and organisations.

Why Choose Us

Member benefits

Take the first steps with us in our journey in supporting people with Lived Experience at work.

Join our platform as a member and get connected with jobs, research, forums and our lived experience library. 

Members fees will support the LEAD website platform, and the development of the first Lived Experience workforce advocacy and support services    

 Join us for free, or pay what you can. 

Who We Are

We are Lived Experience Leaders

The Lived Experience Advisory Directory is a community of people from all corners of the Lived Experience Workforce looking to improve access to support, opportunities, learning and resources.

Our Community Values


We are proud to be part of a community that aims to do the right thing, for the right reasons.

Future focused

Informed by the past, grounded In the present but always future focused.


We support out community to find their path, celebrating our unique contributions.


Community and connection are how we strengthen the Lived and Living Experience movement


We have it for ourselves, those we work alongside and in our approach to leading.

Build your own community of Lived Experience Leaders

Increase your network of support by connecting with others working informed by Lived Experience. Designated Lived Experience roles raise expectations of what is possible for people who have lived experience and significantly contribute to reducing discrimination and prejudicial attitudes

LEAD Daily Insights

Featured Post

From Kensal Rise Madhouse to Jedi Master of Mental Health

Navigating the complexities of mental health conversations, especially within a community often underrepresented in research, posed its unique set of hurdles. However, these challenges were outweighed by the immeasurable rewards. The privilege of engaging in discussions with esteemed experts and stakeholders illuminated perspectives that are seldom heard, enriching the project’s tapestry with invaluable insights. Now add my own lived trauma and continued journey of recovery into the mix, it makes for a deeply personal endeavour fraught with danger and potential consequences.

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Lead your own way forward

Connect with other LEAD members of our community forums, the place to connect with others, spark meaningful conversations and gain mutual support from other members. Connection with people that just get it can make all the difference!

Opportunity when you most need it

Navigating the workplace can be challenging for anyone. We have access to the latest lived experience jobs and research all in one space. We search thousands of job ad’s and published research sources to save you valuable time when looking for information.

Become a Member


A systematic review found that workers have encountered difficulties integrating in their work environment, unclear job descriptions, inadequate role preparation through insufficient training and perceived lack of support in the role
LEAD supports the Lived Experience workforce by sharing valuable insights into areas of best practice and peer connections to those working across the globe in meaningful and innovative areas of work

The Lived Experience library

Lived Experience Research

Directory Access

Jobs in the UK,US, AUZ and NZ

Help us build the 1st workforce advisory & advocacy services!

Members Forum


Free for all community members


LEAD Lived Experience Advisory Directory

£ 10 / Month
  • DIRECTORY ACCESS (Full service listing)
  • MEMBERS FORUM (Included)
  • SUPPORT (24/7)
  • JOBS BOARD & RESEARCH (Ad sharing and access)
  • LEARNING PROGRAMMES (Open access to all courses*)
  • (Open access to all Micro-Credentials)


Membership for organizations, peer workers, lived experience leaders, grass-roots groups, volunteers, researchers, and anyone with investment in the lived experience workforce.

Pay what you can
  • Directory access
  • Lived experience research
  • Members forums
  • Jobs in UK, US, AUZ and NZ
  • The lived experience library
  • Be part of the development of lived experience workforce advisory and support services


LEAD Lived Experience Advisory Directory

£ 5 /month
  • DIRECTORY ACCESS (List your skills or services and add a website link)
  • MEMBERS FORUM (Included)
  • SUPPORT (24/7)
  • JOBS BOARD & RESEARCH (We share your ad!)
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