Lived Experience Training (CDRIN)

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The Lived Experience Training is an online course (free registration)  focusing on mental health research (co-sponsored by Canadian Depression Research & Intervention Network). Designed to prepare lived experience participants to actively participate in a research team and communicate effectively researchers and other health professionals. It  leverages the following adult learning principles:


  • Participants are completing the training because they see a benefit for themselves.
  • Adults learn more by doing than by listening. As such, the program attempts to utilize interactive components where possible.
  • Adults want practical information – information that they can see will be of immediate help to them.
  • Adults come with a lot of life experience. This is an asset when drawn upon to deepen the learning experience.
  • Adult learners appreciate attention to time. This program puts control of the learning schedule firmly in the hands of the adult learner.

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