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10 Nov
Consumer perspective, Families & carers

An essential introduction to peer work for consumers and carers who are, or who want to be peer workers.

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10 Nov
Consumer perspective, Therapeutic theory & practice

Are you distressed by hearing voices or do you support someone who is? The Hearing Voices Approach is the peer-led recovery model for people who hear...

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Practical ways for mental health workers to align everyday practice with the human rights principles that underpin supported decision-making...

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'Consumer participation' is a familiar phrase in mental health settings, incorporating several conceptual, ethical, political and practical challenges...

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Peer contributions to the field of mental health are made through direct support (both within and alongside traditional mental health services)...

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Self-advocacy for the NDIS (mental health)

Consumer perspective | Recovery & supported decision making | 2020

This booklet from IMHA is for people who experience mental illness and want to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The booklet contains 9 modules including "Learning how to self advocate", "NDIS plan preparation" and one module for support people.

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Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan, 2019: The consumer and carer perspective

Consumer perspective | Families & carers | 2019

The National Mental Health Commission has released a report outlining consumer and carer experiences of mental health care as part of the Commission’s role in independently monitoring and reporting on progress of the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan.

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Strategy for the Consumer Mental Health Workforce in Victoria

Consumer perspective | Workplace wellbeing & practice support | 2019

This Strategy describes the required activity needed to adequately support and develop the consumer peer workforce and should be carried out in partnership and with leadership from consumer workers. Pdf version.

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Strategy for the Consumer Mental Health Workforce in Victoria

Consumer perspective | Workplace wellbeing & practice support | 2019

This Strategy describes the required activity needed to adequately support and develop the consumer peer workforce and should be carried out in partnership and with leadership from consumer workers. Word (accessible) version.

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