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I developed this coloured pencil drawing for the multiple community, and also the same design in sterling silver as a pendant.
Developed in consultation with the group members who chose the fern in sunlight, and the colours, to represent growth and recovery.
Developed in consultation with the group members, who chose this fabric painting by me as a start point:
A series of ink paintings created to illustrate a talk about using creativity to manage mental illness and other life challenges.
These acrylic paintings were created to illustrate my very first presentation about Dissociative Identity Disorder, and the subsequent brochure I created.
These ink paintings were created to illustrate talks where I am explaining what dissociation is and giving conceptual frameworks to understand it.
Consumer-Led Service Delivery Talk
This talk was developed in partnership with Ben Swift, Team Leader of the Education and Therapeutic Groups Program at Mifsa. We delivered it at the SA Mental Health Conference, and again to staff and clients at Birches locked ward at Glenside. This topic is a passion of mine. The illustrations are coloured pencil.
This talk was developed to give an overview of a simpler and more inclusive framework for understanding the experience of ‘multiple personalities’. The ink painting illustrations form a key aspect of the presentation.
Healthy Multiplicity Poster
Presented at the World Hearing Voices Congress 2013, I created this poster using images from my Introducing Dissociation and Multiplicity talks.
Peer Work: A Consumer Perspective Talk
Delivered at the FAHCSIA Peer Work Conference in Melbourne, I created a series of ink painting to illustrate my experiences in the mental health system before and after the introduction of the peer worker role.
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Made from felt, this bright, happy birds represents qualities such as community and creativity, which have been key components of my own recovery. The tail feathers resemble the tears of grief and pain that are also part of this process.
I created this during a Cert IV in Mental Health Peer Work. Markers on Paper.
Unimpressed by yet another mandatory craft activity during the Mental Health Peer Work Cert IV, I was brutally honest about my assessment of my own strengths.