At the completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:
Clarify the context and purpose for using lived experience
Determine boundaries of sharing lived experience and prepare aspects of their story
Understand trauma, re-traumatisation and vicarious trauma; and implement strategies for prevention.
Use lived experience to establish your work role
Utilise a range of communication skills and strategies to establish rapport and maintain safe working relationships in relation to using your lived experience
Support others to share their stories
Utilise responsible self-care strategies.
The learning content will specifically address:
Words and language make a difference
Understanding lived experience
Frames of reference about mental illness
Developing and sharing your story
Managing risk in using your lived experience
Trauma, vicarious trauma and re-traumatisation
Intro to communication skills
Supporting others to share their story
Basic counselling skills for effective communication
Frameworks and approaches to peer work
Lorelle Zemunik - Lorelle’s background includes a range of case management and service delivery positions across a variety of both community and clinical mental health services. Lorelle has been using her lived experience of mental health for the past 10 years in roles including peer support, consultancy, research and training.