Listening to Voices

Healthcare experts have long led conversations and knowledge development about mental illness. However, this innovative resource positions people who have lived the journey as the experts.

The resource explores key aspects of the mental health journey, including background trauma, being in the mental health system, the stigma of a diagnosis, and the hope of living a fulfilled life. It aims to facilitate authentic understanding and empathy and assist students and professionals in gaining insight into mental health issues from the perspective of those with lived experience.

Listening to Voices Theatre members use performing arts and film to share their stories about mental health and the mental health system.

View the Listening to Voices learning resource

This innovative online resource aims to facilitate the development of a future health workforce that appreciates best practice, is person-centred, and utilises lived experience to guide interactions with consumers. The resource includes an informative handbook for educators.

This learning resource development involved a unique collaboration between consumers, health, education, and the arts with involvement from the Listening to Voices project, Gateway Health, Charles Sturt University and the Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency, call the Mental Health Line 1800 011 511, Lifeline 13 11 14 or call 000.