I use my lived experience to provide support, advice and teaching in mental health.

As a consultant, I am available for presentations, training and advice, offering particular lived experience expertise in:

~ understanding psychosis
~ hearing voices
~ dissociative identity disorder and other trauma disorders
~ attachment trauma
~ the importance of the therapeutic alliance
~ healing from self-harm
~ the spiritual aspects of mental distress

Below are two recent conference presentations. For more of my video content, please visit my video page.
Work Experience
CONSUMER CONSULTANT
~ The Victoria Clinic (4 years)
~ Healthscope Corporate (1 year)
~ LIved Experience Advisory Group member, Alfred    Psychiatry (1 year) 

PEER SUPPORT
~ One-on-one peer support for inpatients (3 years)
~ One-on-one peer support worker on "Voice Exchange" a joint research project of Voices Vic and the Monash and Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (3 years)
~ Hearing voices group faciliator, Voices Vic, Prahran Mission (2 years)

TRAINING
~ Voices Vic: specialist training for people who hear voices (4 years)
~ The Victoria Clinic: small group psychoeducation on mental health (4 years)
~ Healthscope Corporate: staff training on patient-centred care and consumer consultancy (1 year)
~ Conference presentations

WRITTEN WORD
Author of
The Little Girl That Nobody Wanted

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Creative Studies (2000)
Diploma of Community Services (2013)
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (2017)

Current study: Masters of Social Work, Flinders University

 



From Invisible to Integral: Integrating peer work into clinical services"
Mental Health Services Conference 2017
"When Hospital becomes Home: Trauma and transference in the hospital setting"
Mental Health Services Conference 2017