People with a lived experience of a mental health condition, and their families and carers, are the experts in their own lives. They have a unique insight into the supports they require and how services can best support them.
When supporting someone living with a mental health condition, it is important you see each person as:
Living With A Mental DisorderThis video shows how mental illness can be experienced in a variety of different ways for different people.Type: Video | Closed captionsViewing time: 3:16 minutesProduced by: BuzzFeed VideoI’m Bipolar, But I’m Not…In this video people talk about their lives and their experiences.Type: Video | Closed captionsViewing time: 3:14 minutesProduced by: As/IsMadness: a meaningful journeyThis video documents what it is like to hear voices and is directed by people who have lived experience of hearing voices.Type: Video | Closed captionsViewing time: 5:19 minutesProduced by: Voices Vic UnpluggedMeet Stephanie…In this video Stephanie shares her experience of living with a borderline personality disorder.Type: Video | Closed captionsViewing time: 3:39 minutesProduced by: SANE AustraliaThe voices in my headEleanor Longden tells of her years-long journey back to mental health and makes the case that it was through learning to listen to her voices that she was able to survive.Type: Video | Closed captionsViewing time: 14:52Produced by: TEDHow mental illness made me a better personIn this TEDx talk, Joe shares "How mental illness made me a better person and enriched my life."Type: Video | Closed captionsViewing time: 16:39 minutesProduced by: TEDx Talks
Personal experiences of mental health conditions