Testimonials

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SARAH

MIEACT Volunteer Educator

I found something positive out of my experience of mental illness. It’s about reaching out and connecting with the community and breaking the silence that has surrounded my experience

CLIENT TEACHER

The MIEACT volunteers are wonderful, they have been a pleasure to work with, very professional and great with the students.

STUDENT

Stress Better Program

Stress Better has changed the way I think about worry versus stress versus anxiety.

CLIENT TEACHER

The MIEACT Volunteer Educators spoke with great openness about their journey and their stories were meaningful for our students.

SOPHIE AMBROSE

CatholicCare STEPS Youth Support

The clients really enjoy seeing and listening to people who have experienced mental health and achieved amazing things through their lives.

LEANNE

MIEACT Volunteer Educator

An interest ignites instantly as I involve myself in the MIEACT training session. I take hold of the opportunity to ease my way forward and continue to remove the barriers and stigma associated with mental illness – stigma I have felt for 28 years. I learn to appreciate those in my public speaking group, acknowledging we are all first humans who have a story to offer and to be told. MIEACT has offered a healing hand, one I initially hesitated to take hold of. With MIEACT’s acceptance, a trust is forming which had almost become alien to me. With trust grows my respect for those at MIEACT. Thank you for this experience that has become part of my management journey.

CLIENT TEACHER

The students heard that things can be achievable despite mental health issues… the journey may be long but not to give up… it was inspiring to see someone with both physical disability and mental health issues could do so much. I would say this was a very successful presentation.

RAJESH

MIEACT Volunteer Educator

My MIEACT journey has taken me to many schools throughout Canberra. What I saw was regardless of age, sex or social status, mental health was a concern to every student. They wanted to learn about it and they wanted to know that someone could go through hell and still come out a functional person. Too many times mental illness is presented as a tragic black hole of despair. MIEACT volunteers show that anyone can survive it and find the light

STUDENT

Lake Ginninderra College

Something I learned was that stress can affect you physically.