Posted: 10 December 2020
In this youth panel, we’ll be chatting with a mix of people with lived experience and professionals about what diagnosis means to them. We’ll be looking at how we can find meaning in our experiences, some of the gaps around diagnosis and thinking about different social and cultural perspectives.
Posted: 10 March 2020
When she can’t sleep, Shelley writes. For her, insomnia is a gift.
Posted: 23 January 2020
For Shelley, knitting is a way she expresses herself.
Posted: 2 September 2019
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Posted: 27 August 2019
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Posted: 26 August 2019
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
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
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: 20 August 2019
When I was asked to co-facilitate a mindfulness course at discovery college, I didn’t even know how to envision it. What does discovery college even mean? Is it a group of people talking about feelings or is it a prestigious university? And am I even qualified to talk about mindfulness when the attendees probably know
Posted: 9 July 2019
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
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
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!