Co-design: Disrupting business as usual – part one

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Released 18/4/21
Emerging Minds Podcast
Co-design: Disrupting business as usual - part one

In this conversation, we explore the process of co-design through the case study of Emerging Minds’ practice paperSupporting children and families: How does co-design invite us to think differently? Child and family partner coordinator, Lydia Trowse is joined by co-authors Jason Tyndale (child and family partner), Jackie Amos (psychiatrist), and Rhys Price-Robertson (researcher) to discuss how the process of co-design informed the conceptualisationdesign and development of this resource, and to share practical tips for people looking to integrate co-design into their work with children and families. 

A group of practitioners

In this episode you will learn: 

  • how removing your ‘expert hat’ can allow for authentic engagement  [4:00]
  • the value of stepping away from traditional roles and instead meeting as people  [11:20]
  • how co-design can be achieved when organisational constraints exist  [18:32]
  • how to support people with lived experience throughout the co-design process [20:22] 
  • the importance of acknowledging and balancing power [28:28]
  • tips to incorporate children’s voices in your work [30:43]


Further information and resources:  

Supporting children and families: How does co-design invite us to think differently? – paper: 

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