The Lived Experience Program

Lived Experience

This therapeutic writing and confidence-building workshop is open to all women who have experienced domestic and family violence.

The maximum size of the workshop is eight participants.

Guided by a writing coach over the course of three half-day workshops, participants will:

  • Write about their experiences
  • Discuss their stories
  • Share their experiences with the group

By creating a forum for those who have lived experience of domestic and family violence and helping them write then share their stories with others, we have created a powerful tool for healing and empowerment.

Several graduates of these workshops are already speaking about their experiences at public events, helping us to raise awareness of domestic and family violence in the community.

To discuss the workshops or to register your interest, email our Lived Experience convenor Jane Cornes Maclean at or call (08) 9478 5300.

Quick links to our domestic and family violence services