Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Belinda, affectionately referred to as Bil, has
volunteered her time to facilitate a Creative Writing
group for participants of the Mental Health Recovery
Program. It involves group work and one to one
support, covering subjects such as self-esteem,
assertiveness, living skills and cognitive behavioural therapy. The program
takes a holistic view of recovery promoting good diet, sleep, routine, exercise,
relationships, and communication skills.
Bil uses her own experience of mental health and her teaching background
to explore the natural talents of consumers. Bil is an inspiration to staff,
consumers and the wider community. She has proven herself dependable as
seen in the consistency of her work in the Recovery Unit. Bil is always
professional in her interactions with staff and consumers and is held in high
regard by consumers. The quality of Bil’s work and the impact it has had on
consumers within the program is indisputable.