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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: 8 July 2019

Strategies that make sense

Here are a couple of things to try if you’re interested in learning about how the senses can affect wellbeing: Think about what you drink: What do you drink to get you going? What drinks calm you down? Try experimenting with different drinks at different times of the day. Some people want caffeine to jump

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Finding creativity in Sam’s garden

Coproducing and facilitating the ‘What is Creativity?’ course allowed me to explore how I use creativity in my daily life and the value that creativity adds to my wellbeing. My most creative outlet is my garden. For me, my garden allows me the space to process my day, work with my hands and have a

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: 11 June 2019

Winnie & being a human

Winnie wears many hats; clinician, facilitator & above all human. We sat & had a chat with her about her perspective on the ripple effect, focus on the family & what it is like to facilitate a discovery college course. dc: If you could describe dc in one sentence, what would you say? Winnie: That

Posted: 6 June 2019

Lindy & the value of laughter

As a parent, Lindy has ridden the waves of mental health with her family, so we sat & had a chat with her about animals, the ripple effect & the importance of humour. dc:        If you could describe dc in one sentence, what would you say? Lindy:   Oooo, revelation-ary! dc:        (laughs) That is such a

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

Posted: 3 June 2019

Arna & the recovery college connection

Arna has many different tools in her recovery bag, particularly a passion for community education & the value of recovery colleges. We were lucky that she visited us in Melbourne & so we sat & had a chat about all things recovery college.   dc:       So, Arna, how did you come to be in the

Posted: 16 October 2018

Self-care by Lucy Mahony

It’s only been recently that I’ve realised the importance in making time to look after ourselves.  I’m someone that often finds myself feeling like I’m floating towards Jupiter so staying grounded and sane for me is important.     These are some small gestures I like to do for myself, particularly when I’m not feeling my best.