You are welcome to come to our upcoming Sunday workshop on the 12th of November.
In Part 2: The NDIS and Mental Health
We will explore how to gain support and assistance when we need to undergo an NDIS assessment. For more information Download the flyer
You are welcome to bring others. No RSVP required. The workshop is free. Questions: Call A Place To Belong office on 3217-2522 or Neil on 0437-718-420.
See you at St. Francis College 233 Milton Rd. Milton. Lecture Room 1.
Date: Wednesday, 26th July 2017
Time: From 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Chermside Kedron Community Church, 590 Gympie Road, Chermside
A Day For
- demystifying and humanising mental health for pastoral care workers and chaplains;
- enabling members of the community to make a difference in the lives of people who face mental health difficulties;
- equipping members of the community to walk alongside those affected by mental ill-health;
- informing members of the community of the resources available to help people in dealing with Mental Health and Wellbeing;
- raising awareness of how the Mental Health System works.
More details available download your Brochure get your registration form and join us.
Please return the form to:
Carlos Tamayo-A Place To Belong- PO Box 5873, West End,QLD 4101 Ph: 3217 2522 Fax: 3217 2274 Email: Carlos@aplacetobelong.org.au
Please find attached a copy of Belonging – A Place To Belong’s 2017 newsletter. We hope you enjoy reading the updates, reflections and plans for this year.
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Feel free to pass on to others who may be interested.
Written by Marianne Wyder
Based on the contributions, experiences and writings of:
Jenny Giang, Birthe Griffith, Deborah Irvine, Sharon Juma, Joan Koenig Hughes, John Maher, Rise Faith Rosello, Helena Roennfeldt, Bridie Stewart, Hoa Ta, Rosslyn Taylor, Marianne Wyder and others who preferred to withhold their names from publication.
We would like to thank Naiara Carillo for her editing and the wider A Place to Belong Community for their ongoing support and comments on the various drafts of this chapter.
This is the story of Anne. It is also a story of recovery and rediscovery of our ‘self’ after a time of significant mental health distress.
This first chapter marks the start of this journey. In this chapter we meet Anne and through her eyes get a glimpse of what it is like to be in a psychiatric inpatient unit. We are also introduced to other individuals with similar journeys.
This story is based on the experiences and writings of a group of individuals who have experienced – or supported others experiencing – a time of significant mental health distress. This project started in February 2015, after a workshop held by A Place to Belong about the future of inpatient mental health care. Since that time we have met on a monthly basis and shared some of our journeys. During these sessions we also wrote about our challenges and successes.
These writings were then collected by Marianne, who incorporated these into Anne’s story. No one character in this story is based on one person’s experience and all of our experiences are represented in the different characters in this story.
We are currently writing an academic paper where we reflect on how health care professionals can best support us during these times.
For further contact Marianne can be reached on – M.firstname.lastname@example.org
Chapter1: The hospital