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Posted: 20 April 2020

Perspectives on self-care

Self-care is more than a trend or buzz word. That’s why discovery convos spent some time speaking with people from all walks of life about what self-care means to them.

My daughter drew this picture of me. I am wearing a beanie and a jumper that my mum knitted.

Posted: 23 January 2020

For me, creativity is knitting

For Shelley, knitting is a way she expresses herself.

Posted: 26 August 2019

Olivia: an awesome OT shares her passion for connecting mental health and sensory work

dc:  How would you describe sensory work? Olivia: There’s lots of different terms for it – sensory modulation, sensory strategies, sensory whatever (Ha!). It’s so broad and can be used in so many ways.   dc:  For someone who might not quite understand, what is an example of a sensory strategy? Olivia: A strategy could

Posted: 23 August 2019

Anne and the power of connection

dc: What do you think makes our courses different in mental health? Anne: The depth that goes into the preparation and planning of these course is very impressive. I could tell you that it’s highly professional but it is also that when you come along to a course, the course embraces you. You feel comfortable,

Posted: 21 August 2019

Perspectives on medication

We’ve got a course – What is it About Medication? – which tries and looks at all the different perspectives and experiences to do with taking medication for mental health.  Take it. Don’t take it. Take it for awhile and then slowly come off. Meditate instead of medicate. Listen to one doctor. Listen to another.

Posted: 6 August 2019

What is a Wellness plan?

Sometimes as humans we feel vulnerable. This can bring up challenges for us that make us feel really uncomfortable or feel a bit distressed, maybe?” The Wellness Plan is simply an opportunity for people to think about what might be of value to them in work & life. Regardless of who you are, your position

Posted: 9 July 2019

Lucy & the value of vulnerability

Lucy shares with us what it felt like to share her experience of psychosis with the community. “When I first found myself in a place where I could say ‘I feel recovered’ I had a strong gut feeling I guess more than anything to help other people that were in my position, or a similar

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Mark & making sense of your senses

Mark tells us about his experience of Making Sense of your Senses. I did the Making Sense of your Senses course because I really wanted to do It after talking to Ash about it because she’d done the course a few months before. I didn’t really know exactly what it was, like I’d made some

Posted: 1 July 2019

Bianca & the joy of finding her creative self

I’m not creative! was a story Bianca used to tell herself but we sat & had a chat with her about how she found the space to explore what creativity is & what it brings to her life & wellbeing. dc: So Bianca, what is creativity? Bianca: Ha! That’s a big one to start with!

Posted: 4 June 2019

What is coproduction? Yes – such a great question!

Recently, we jumped into a coproduction space around understanding anxiety. Lots of different perspectives in a room? Sounds a little anxiety inducing to me. Actually, it was an awesome space! Take that, anxiety! So, what is coproduction? Well, coproduction is a foundation of all the work that we do at discovery college. We coproduce our

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