Friday, March 15, 2013

Mental Illness Fellowship of Victoria Workshops

Next week I start work for the Mental Illness Fellowship of Victoria running workshops regarding recovery strategies in the context of the roll out of the government's National Disability Insurance Scheme. It is a ten week course, to be held at the Dax Centre at Melbourne University.  The Dax Centre is an an art collection for those who have had experience with mental health issues. The course uses traditional understandings of recovery such as the biopshycosocial model of amelioration.  I will also be using my lived experience of art and writing to guide sufferers through their own journeys. Creativity and mental illness are long held research interests of mine, and am excited to employ this knowledge to help others. If you are interested in attending, just email me at fearne[at]hotmail[dot]com. See you there!

1 comment:

Phillip A. Ellis said...

Here's hoping it works out for you. If I would be in the area I would love to be able to attend, but as I'm halfway up the east coast I remain :( as a result.