Be a Participant

'Be a Participant' in Insight Exchange

Insight Exchange centres on the expertise of people with lived experience of domestic and family violence and gives voices to these experiences. Insight Exchange is designed to inform and strengthen social, service and systemic responses to domestic and family violence.

Open the invitation to be a participant.

Participation can be from anywhere in Australia. Interviews take place (in-person and/or virtually depending on locations) with skilled interviewers in the Insight Exchange team.

  • You can read more detail in the Participation Guide.
  • If you are interested in participating, please contact us or complete the Expression of Interest form. (Note: responses to EOIs will recommence from 29th Jan 2024)

(Please note: An expression of interest can only be submitted by the person wishing to participate and cannot be submitted on behalf of another person.)  

At all times the Insight Exchange team work to fulfill

For your awareness here is our published guidance for individuals, organisations and industries Using Insight Exchange.

Insight Exchange is for all people. Insight Exchange respects the diversity of all sexualities and gender identities including but not limited to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual.

We acknowledge that whilst our best hopes are that participation in Insight Exchange is positive, we cannot assume to know or measure all that participation may mean to someone at the time or over time. 

We also acknowledge that despite our best efforts to assemble with a participant a more accurate representation of some of their experiences, we can never fully understand all that their experiences of violence mean to them now or through their life.  We understand that no one’s life experience can ever be fully represented in language or any other form.

What have participants said about their experience of participation?

"Thanks... just doing that interview and reading it now has really changed my perception again. Im not sure where or how, but I feel different and in a good moving on way." | Participant, 2019

"I thought the Insight Exchange interviewer was truly fantastic. She put me at ease, let me guide the conversation and made sure I felt that the space was safe and free from judgement." | Participant, 2020

"I found the whole experience incredibly respectful, acknowledging and very supportive." | Participant 2020

"I enjoyed participating in the interview, could feel comfortable and secure during the whole process." | Participant 2021

"The complete process was exceptional." | Participant 2022

Read the collection of messages to participants who shared their lived experience insights.

Read about engagement with Insight Exchange in the Engagement Report.

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