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Mental Health Rights Manual

An online guide to help explain your legal and human rights in the mental health and human services systems in New South Wales.

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Recovery Oriented Language Guide

Words are important. The language we use and the stories we tell have great significance to all involved.

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Registered training

Build on your lived experience or on-the-job experience and receive a nationally recognised qualification.

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Contact us to design a professional development solution for your workforce and organisation.

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Our members

Our members are community managed mental health organisations, large and small, local and NSW-wide service providers.

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Join a strong network of community-based mental health organisations delivering better outcomes for people in New South Wales.

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Safe Storytelling

This online workshop will improve the skills of participants who use their lived experience in service provision.

Course overview

The Safe Storytelling online workshop teaches participants about purposeful, meaningful and sustainable storytelling, which can help guide interactions that require shared storytelling of lived experience.

Participants will be given the chance to craft their own purposeful story and be equipped with the knowledge to understand safe disclosure.

This workshop will support learning for those who directly use storytelling in their role.

What you will learn
  • Understand what purposeful, meaningful and sustainable storytelling is
  • Craft your own purposeful story with an understanding of safe disclosure
  • Use story safely and effectively when sharing lived experience
Who should enrol
  • Peer Support Workers
  • Workers who use their lived experience as part of their service provision

“This gave me the insight and ability to share personal stories safely, structuring story around a theme” 

Entry requirements

Pre-work: A self-paced CoAssemble module will be sent to you two weeks before the training date. It must be completed BEFORE the webinar.

Completion options

Face-to-face Workshop
This qualification requires attendance at 1/2-day face-to-face or 3-hour online training session.*

Statement of Participation
A statement of participation will be granted upon satisfactory attendance of the required training sessions.

*Subject to change. Training requirements will be confirmed upon enrolment.

Course content
  • What is Storytelling?
  • Different methods we can use to tell stories/model our experiences
  • What is Purposeful Storytelling & safe disclosure?
  • What do we need to consider when telling our story?
  • Crafting our own purposeful story
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All of our professional development training is available for delivery on site at your organisation. Alternatively, we can tailor a course to suit your specific requirements. Contact us to find out more at training@mhcc.org.au

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