This snapshot has been created to provide some easily accessible key statistics and insights into the project survey results.
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The Mental Health Services (TheMHS) Conference is Australasia’s leading and most diverse mental health conference and was held online February 2021, with the theme of ‘Balancing the System’. You can view the 100 Families WA: Understanding Lived Experience of Entrenched Disadvantage and the Mental Health System presentation by Ellie Tighe, Renna Gayde and Sue Young here.
The Speaking from Experience series gives an insight into the experiences of people with lived experience of hardship or entrenched disadvantage.
Renna and Keira are both members of the Community Advisory Group of the 100 Families WA project. In this video they talk about the barriers they faced when accessing education and how learning has boosted their self-esteem, confidence, and capacity.
Are you looking for ways to share your lived experience of hardship? This resource helps people who are interested in seeking out opportunities to draw upon their lived experience of hardship to support and advocate for change. Click here to view the document.
In this fourth Speaking from Experience video, Renna and Keira speak about their experiences of this issue, including how it looked and felt for them and what could be done today to improve situations for others.
If you are experiencing family domestic violence and are in immediate danger, call 000 for Police and Ambulance.
If you want to speak to someone who you can talk to about this, call 1800RESPECT / 1800 737 732
Men’s Helpline – 1800 000 599 / 9223 1199
In the third video in the Speaking from Experience series, Community Advisory Group members Keira and Renna talk about the reality of barriers and hurdles which compounded with a lack of opportunity expose the saying “if you have a go you will get a go” as a myth.
Their stories, along with 100 Families WA findings shared to date, offer a valuable insight into the experiences of people with lived experience of hardship or entrenched disadvantage.