I identify as a voice hearer myself, (learn more about me here) and apart from maintaining this network, I’m also a consultant. I’m currently contracting with the South Australian Mental Health Commission who are wanting input from as many people as possible to create the new Mental Health Strategic Plan. We would love to reach out to other voice hearers and make sure you are included!
I’ve reached out to the local support groups Sound Minds and Sound Minds South, and posted in the Healing Voices Christies Beach Network, but I know there’s more folks out there! There’s many ways people can get involved, from a simple online survey to a facilitated creative group or special event. It can be group or individual, totally independent or I can set up something special.
We have until the end of May!
More info about the Commission and Strategic Plan here: SA Mental Health Commission Website
Info about the ways to talk to us here: Community Conversations, Ways to Talk to Us
I’d love to hear from folks about the best ways to approach this. I’m currently working with the Pride of the South folks creating a fantastic, free IDAHOBIT day event (International Day against homophobia hate and discrimination for gender, sexuality, and bodily diverse people) and a little corner of my brain is thinking – how amazing would a chance to meet like that be for our community! I’d be happy to host an afternoon tea or chance to meet online if that’s easier. What do you think?
Reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0401 099 174
Or directly to the SA Mental Health Commission on email@example.com or 1300 293 220