My Recovery is a 10-session peer education program developed for, and by, people with a lived experience of mental health issues.
My Recovery Snapshot is a short, two-session program, developed to meet the needs of people who may have difficulty attending the full My Recovery program.
My Recovery programs provide up-to-date information about mental health and recovery, and support participants in developing new ways to improve social and emotional wellbeing. Facilitators all have a lived experience of mental health issues, and are trained and accredited to deliver the program.
Through My Recovery you will:
- learn about mental health and recovery
- explore ways to improve social and emotional wellbeing
- develop communication and advocacy skills
- discover ways to challenge stigma and discrimination
- share and learn from the experiences of others
- develop ongoing support networks
By the end of the program, it is hoped you will feel more positive about yourself, your place in the community, and what you can achieve in life, as well as being motivated to take positive steps towards healing and wellbeing.
My Recovery consists of an introductory session and nine weekly sessions. Each session runs for three hours and involves informal but structured learning, group discussions, videos, practical demonstrations and problem solving.
My Recovery Snapshot can be run over two days or as six, hour-long workshops.
La Trobe University’s evaluation of the program has shown that it enables substantial outcomes for participants in the areas of illness management, empowerment, general health and stigma reduction. My Recovery has received the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Service Achievement Award.
Programs are run nationally through Wellways and other partner organisations.
- Download a brochure here.
- Find out more about delivering a Wellways program.
- Learn about other peer education programs here.
For further information, please contact Wellways on 1300 111 400.