Spiritual Health Lived Experience Advisory Committee (SHLEAC)

Spiritual Health Association founded a Spiritual Health Lived Experience Advisory Committee (SHLEAC) in response to the release of the Royal Commission into Victorian Mental Health Services report.


SHLEAC was established in 2021 to influence, guide and co-design mental health reform towards a more holistic compassionate person-centred model of care where spirituality and spiritual care are embedded in service delivery models.

Read the SHLEAC Vision and Purpose Statement.

SHLEAC Members:

Hannah Friebel

Read about Hannah here.

Evan Bichara

Read about Evan here.

Maria Dimopoulous

Read about Maria here.

Kevin Treloar

Read about Kevin here.


SHA's Mental Health Leader Jenny Greenham with Hannah, Evan and Maria in 2021.


Join the Spiritual Health Lived Experience Network


Would you like to support the expansion of spirituality, spiritual care and person-centred care in the mental health system?

The national Spiritual Health Lived Experience Network will bring together a community of people who identify as having lived or living experience as a consumer or carer, to collaborate with SHLEAC and SHA in our advocacy work.

It will offer opportunities to be involved in key events, forums, consultancy and sharing stories in relation to spirituality and mental health.

The Spiritual Health Lived Experience Network is:

  • a community of people with mental health lived experience who value the role their spirituality plays in their ongoing health & wellbeing
  • a community of people who wish to see spirituality and spiritual care embedded into mental health services
  • a community of people who care deeply about people

Click here to join the network.


For more information contact SHA's Mental Health Leader, Jenny Greenham at mentalhealth@spiritualhealth.org.au.