Inner City Cadre Project (Sydney, Australia)
Funded by the Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP Salary Trust
A Community Project of St Vincent’s Inner City Health Service
The intention [here] is to provide a structured learning resource which will assist people to understand the requirements and skills for effective peer work.
Recovery from mental ill health is an individual experience which takes place in a broader social, political and historical context.
We are uniquely placed as peers to support people’s recovery in many different working environments. Peer workers support clients’ recovery not only through utilising their lived experience of mental ill health but drawing on the strategies they employed and skills they learned in the pursuit of health and wellbeing.
Peer workers bring their experience and skills not only to support and advocate for clients, but to collaborate and partner with clients and colleagues.
Posted in Australia, Formulation, Guidelines, Human rights, New Psychiatry, Paradigm, Peer support, Post-Psychiatry, Real world, Recovery, Reform, Resources
Tagged Peer, Peer Support
The Island Where People Forget to Die – NYTimes.com.
“…their daily routine unfolded much the way Leriadis had described it: Wake naturally, work in the garden, have a late lunch, take a nap. At sunset, they either visited neighbors or neighbors visited them. Their diet was also typical: a breakfast of goat’s milk, wine, sage tea or coffee, honey and bread. Lunch was almost always beans (lentils, garbanzos), potatoes, greens (fennel, dandelion or a spinachlike green called horta) and whatever seasonal vegetables their garden produced; dinner was bread and goat’s milk. At Christmas and Easter, they would slaughter the family pig and enjoy small portions of larded pork for the next several months… “
Posted in Chemical Imbalance, Clinician recomendation, Cortisol, crisis house, Formulation, Inheritance, Paradigm, Phenomenolgy, Real world, Reproducibility, web page
Help for people who understand that one key to recovery is understanding the meaning voices have in the context of lived experience, and that as suppressing voices with medication only works for some, other ways, more ethical of working are crucial in modern mental health work.
Home – Hearing Voices Network USA.
Posted in Critical Psychiatry, ethics, Guidelines, Hearing Voices, Human rights, loss and grief, Paradigm, Paranoia, Peer support, Post-Psychiatry, Recovery, Reform, trauma, USA, web page
Hearing voices allowed Charles Dickens to create extraordinary fictional worlds | Books | The Guardian. “The novelist said he did not invent, but merely recorded what he heard and saw. This prompts questions about the act of writing.”
Here are practical steps to self empowerment – simple lessons from the neuro-science of posture. Amy’s self disclosure and empathy around 16 minutes in make this a real gem! (Show this to your clients!!!)
Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are – YouTube.
“… isolating and wallowing in depression and crying my heart out for no reason. There is movement in crying! There is healing. I cry as deeply as my body will allow, and the exhaustion that follows is the most healing experience of all.” Thank you Jayme, for sharing you wisdom.
the PRACTICE of embracing what is… – Beyond Meds.
Psychiatry’s scientific reboot gets under way
“…her experience is not uncommon – people with mental health problems can receive different diagnoses from different doctors or at different times in their lives. Indeed, critics claim that psychiatrists frequently use diagnostic labels that do not correspond to distinct disorders”