Be a Participant

Be a Participant of Insight Exchange

We are inviting people who have experienced domestic and family violence to share their de-identified experiences through an Insight Exchange interview.

The interview explores experiences using a set of structured questions based on the principles of Response-Based Practice.

Participation can be in person in Sydney (where Covid-19 measures allow) or using web technology from anywhere. Participants have shared lived experiences that occurred in the ACT, NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA and NZ. Participants have participated from NSW, NT and Vic.

If you are interested in participating please complete the Expression of Interest form.

Please note, that an Expression of Interest can only be submitted by the person wishing to participate and cannot be submitted on behalf of another person.  For more on what to expect, read the Participation Guide.

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.

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.

At all times the Insight Exchange team work to fulfill

What have participants engaging in the Insight component 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 and very supportive." | Participant 2020

Collection of Messages for Participants

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

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