Adult & Workplace


Introducing and exploring MIEACTs DoNOHarm Framework in order to better equip participants to safely and effectively communicate about mental health and illness and other forms of lived experience.

The details


In this workshop participants will be introduced to MIEACTs six DoNOHarm principles and explore how they apply in their personal and professional environments.

The workshop is designed for people who share their lived experience in a wide range of settings for diverse purposes including awareness raising, informing policy and program development and through co-design contributions. The workshop is also highly relevant to frontline and other organisations who engage with people with lived experience as volunteers or through care and service provision.

This session is delivered by trained MIEACT educators in partnership with a lived-experience volunteer educator.

 By the end of the session participants will:

  1. Understand the six DoNOHarm principles
  2. Understand the impact of language on stigma and mental health
  3. Explore inclusive language and develop respectful practices
  4. Learn how to safely share lived experience stories and to stay safe when sharing stories
  5. Learn practical strategies to stay safe when hearing mental health stories including maintaining appropriate boundaries to helping
  6. Explore practical tools to manage, support and practice positive help-seeking and self-care

This program will help benefit your staff and workplace by:

  1. Enabling lived experience employees and volunteers to communicate safely and effectively about mental health and other lived experiences
  2. Reduce harmful behaviours through an in-depth understanding of stigma and the impact of our language on those around us
  3. Fostering a more supportive environment through a shared understanding of best practice language
  4. Attracting and retaining engaged staff by demonstrating a prioritisation of wellbeing and workplace mental health
  5. Building a mentally healthy workplace culture by establishing best practice communication techniques across the organisation
  6. Improve positive communication with consumers