Authors: Chris Dixon, Margie Nunn, Phoebe Williamson
Event: 2018 TheMHS Conference
Subject: Finding One’s Voice above the Roar: The Lived Experience of Training Clinical and Medical Mental Health Staff in the Collaborative Recovery Model
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Implementing the Collaborative Recovery Model (CRM) at Eastern Health Mental Health Program reflects the evolving role of the Lived Experience of recovery in mental health services. CRM is a strengths-based coaching model and training package (Oades, Crowe & Nguyen, 2009). The voice of Lived Experience leadership has an essential role in supporting systems to rise above the roar (focusing on what’s wrong) and move towards wellbeing (focusing on what’s strong). Sharing stories of change, hope and growth has empowered practitioners to empower people, their families and support people to take charge of their health and wellbeing. The co-facilitation and co-production of CRM at Eastern Health addressed the power imbalance of “us and them”. This paper describes the experiences of co-producing and co-facilitating CRM training to mental health staff.
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Dixon, C, Nunn, M, Williamson, P, "Finding One’s Voice above the Roar: The Lived Experience of Training Clinical and Medical Mental Health Staff in the Collaborative Recovery Model" (2018), Hear the Whisper, Not the Roar Contemporary TheMHS in Mental Health Services, Adelaide Conference Proceedings 2018, TheMHS Conference, Adelaide, Australia