FOR THE COMMUNITY:
Start positive discussions on mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and community.
Enhance employee skills and increase mental health knowledge.
Improve the quality of health services by providing a positive and effective consumer voice.
Provide a human face to mental health challenges.
Increase understanding of mental health challenges and promote positive strategies for recovery and wellbeing.
Dispel myths surrounding mental health challenges and those who live with them.
Voices for Change (VfC) is a Brisbane-based not-for-profit community program. Through the program, presenters are trained, mentored and supported to articulate their lived experience of mental health recovery in a public setting.
Presenters are encouraged to explore and contextualise their personal experiences via training and peer support opportunities. As such, the program also focuses on the personal and professional growth of the individual in the program.
Presentations can be delivered to various members of the community including workplace employees, school students, university students, and community members
FOR THE SPEAKERS:
Provide peer support and promote opportunities for social inclusion.
Support the development of new skills and offer training opportunities.
Improve presenters’ sense of self confidence.
Provide access to remuneration in recognition of the value of their contribution.
Explore, articulate and contextualise personal experiences of mental health recovery.
The strategic direction of Voices for Change is driven by a steering committee of prominent professionals from government, community, and business, positioning the program as a knowledgeable and valuable community resource.
Voices for Change is proudly hosted by
VOICES FOR CHANGE, BRISBANE
Lived Experience Speakers - Mental Health Recovery