How ECHOs work

Every ECHO network includes a facilitator, participants who share their knowledge and experiences, and panel members who provide support and mentoring.

If you join a network, we ask that you commit to joining sessions regularly. Networks may run weekly, fortnightly or monthly and occur at the same time each day. They usually run for between 60 to 90 minutes.

We also ask that you commit to sharing your experience with the group. This adds to the learning experience and you may have some knowledge that others can apply in their everyday work.

ECHOs work best when participants are visible, present and engaged. Turn your camera on if possible. Sessions also work best when participants are curious, so if you have a question don't be afraid to ask it. You can do this by putting your hand up or using the chat function.

Check out what ECHOs you can join.

Watch our video to learn more about how to get the most out of participating in ECHO.

To share your case in an ECHO network, complete the online case form and submit it to the network coordinator. You will receive a link to the form when you register for the network.

When completing the case form:

  • consider the questions you would like to ask the group, the more specific the better
  • be brief, less is more and your fellow participants will ask questions to clarify if required
  • confidentiality is essential, leave out any identifying information
  • it's preferable to get consent to discuss, we can help you plan how to get consent before you present.


All ECHO case presentations are de-identified to maintain privacy and confidentiality and to enable information sharing.

The ECHO hub records all sessions for ongoing quality assurance and improvement purposes only.

Last updated: May 2022