Mind Australia Peer Practitioner Ashleigh Leventhal says her stay at Rockingham Step Up Step Down helped her see a future she didn’t realise was possible.
Mind Australia Peer Practitioner Andy Pullar says his lived experience of mental health recovery provides the people he supports with hope and an example that recovery is possible.
Peer practitioners like Andy use their own lived experience of mental health and wellbeing challenges to provide practical and emotional support to others who are struggling.
When Spresa reached out to Mind Australia for support she was struggling with self-confidence, anxiety and stress.
On top of this, Spresa says her family were experiencing health challenges and her relationships with other members of the family had deteriorated.
Connecting with community is something that has not come easily for Salesi – more commonly known as ‘Charlie’.
Mind Australia Occupational Therapist Sasha Chopra says having a safe space to feel connected and share your feelings is equally important for clients and practitioners.
Working with Mind’s allied health team, Sasha provides mental health support via telehealth and by visiting Victorian NDIS participants in their homes.
Mind Australia Peer Practitioner Jesse Rochow says peer support brings acceptance, empathy and understanding into a person’s mental health recovery journey.
Peer practitioners, like Jesse, use their own lived experience of mental health and wellbeing challenges to provide practical and emotional support to others who are struggling.