17-06-2018 03:02 PM
Supporting a loved one experiencing a mental illness can be challenging at times. Particularly when we feel excluded from their treatment journey.
For this month’s Topic Tuesday, we’ll be joined by @Lynne1 from Mental Health Carers Tasmania. @Lynne1 will share her experiences, with a view to explore how you can feel more connected and included in your loved one's recovery.
We look forward to hearing your experiences 🐼
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21-08-2018 06:59 PM
Welcome to tonight’s Topic Tuesday!
I’m pleased to welcome our special guest, @Lynne1 from Mental Health Carer’s Tasmania. Thanks so much for joining us tonight 🌻
This discussion might interest you if…
For those of you who are new to Topic Tuesday, this is how it tends to go….
Our special guest will be raising some questions for you to consider. There’ll be around 10-15 minutes for everyone to respond to each question. This is a forum for peer support and discussion so don’t hesitate to jump in and chat to other member’s and raise your own questions on the topic too.
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21-08-2018 07:08 PM
Hello, welcome and thank you for the opportunity to share with you around feeling excluded from a loved one's journey through mental health services.
I've certainly had this experience! It left me feeling isolated and invisible, and that services didn't understand the amount of time, effort and resources that I've been able to give. Dont' get me wrong! I take on the caring role willingly and take every opportunity I can towards better mental wellbeing
21-08-2018 07:09 PM
Hello @Lynne1 et al
21-08-2018 07:11 PM
Welcome @Darcy 🌻
21-08-2018 07:13 PM
Thank you for your welcoming comments, and forgive me while I take time to get into the swing of the system!
Here's a question: sometimes I've felt unable to find a way to be heard. Can you relate to that? What has worked for you, what advice do you have, that could help bridge the gap between carers and service providers?
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