Explore the personal narratives and practical advice of people who live with a mental illness or look after someone with a mental illness.

Those with lived experience have great ideas about:

  • Self-care
  • Social connection
  • Working well with your treating team
  • Managing medication and side effects
  • Key recovery factors
  • Family support
  • Consumer work
  • Dealing with stigma and discrimination
  • Taking charge and making big decisions

Our short audio and video episodes were developed by and for people with a lived experience with mental illness. They feature consumers and carers sharing their top tips and insights, cautionary tales and messages of hope for how to handle mental health issues and support someone through those issues.

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Last updated 08 March 2023