Authors: Judith Nicholas, NSW
Event: 2014 TheMHS Conference
Subject: book of proceedings 2014, carer and consumer advocacy, lived experience
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: This paper shows how my mentally ill daughter inspired me to become a public speaker and advocate for mental health by first becoming a speaker herself. Her mental health benefited from the practice of advocacy and prompted me to join her and share our story as mother and daughter, carer and consumer. Twelve years later our closeness has strengthened our relationship at the same time strengthened our individuality.