An introduction to mental health that builds an understanding of the myths and facts. This workshop includes real life stories and provides practical examples of help-seeking behaviours.
Delivered by trained Volunteer Educators and guided by the MIEACT DoNOHarm safe story-telling framework this session includes two lived experience stories followed by an opportunity for participants to ask questions at the end.
By the end of this session participants will:
Addressing stigma and promoting help-seeking
We deliver 80 sessions to workplaces and community groups each year. Of those who participated 65% found the session to “Extremely” (15%) or “Significantly” (50%) increase their understanding of mental illness. 100% of Hosts and Participants would recommend the program to a friend or colleague.
Hosts of the session rate our Volunteer Educators “Extremely Competent” facilitators at 100%.
“Everyone was touched by the presentation. It helped us focus on issues from a different perspective”
“Your presentation was one of the best parts of the graduate program so far, and both eye-opening and brave.”
“I really valued the presenter’s very considered and insightful approach to how their adult years have been impacted by their illness. A great motivation, shows how someone can live with and learn from illness”