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Transforming Education & Lived Experience


To provide a transformative learning environment where lived experience underpins content and knowledge development, in Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Health Care communities 


Transforming Education & Lived Experience (TELE) is an emancipatory approach to facilitating learning and development adopted by a number of lecturers in the School of Nursing & Human Sciences along with collaborating organisations and communities.

  • Experiential Knowledge
  • Learning from Each Other
  • Pluralist Expertise
  • Emancipatory Intent
  • Developing Community
Criteria by Which Learning Courses Meet Aspirations

  • Co-operative Learning or equivalent Educational Approach
  • Community Knowledge Exchange
  • Recognising Personal Experience
  • Sharing Knowledge
  • Facilitated Learning
  • Experiential Living
  • Practical Outputs and Outcomes, i.e. assignments are transformatory
Collaboration & Support



Cooperative Learning: Service Improvement Leadership for Mental Health Service Users, Carers & Service Providers

Improving Service with Co-operative Learning: Intellectual Disability

The Principles and Practice of Peer Advocacy in Mental Health