Personal Stories

Lived experience of mental illness

These stories are from carers and consumers and those working in mental health, many of whom are also carers and consumers.

At One Door Mental Health we understand what it means to live with mental illness as a carer or consumer.  80% of our staff are either consumers or carers.  Many of our staff work permanent part-time, enabling them to manage work and home life better.

Hear their stories, in their own words.

Personal Stories
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Sophie. Dietician. Exercise Physiologist. Ultra-Distance Runner.
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Bruce. Consumer. Pioneer Clubhouse member. Poet. Budding author
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Elvis. Regional Manager. Social Worker. Refugee. Muslim. Carer. Dog Owner.
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Emily H. Young Carer. Sporting superstar. Advocate. Mental Health Educator.
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Shelley. Consumer. Carer. Mother. Grandmother. Published Author. Artist. Born in Mwanza, East Africa ...
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Carol-Anne. Receptionist. Carer. Matriarch. English Teacher. Museum Collection Manager.
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James. Consumer. Musician. Advocate. Educator.
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Sandra. Support Group Leader. Carer. Mum. Wife. Grandmother.
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Ellen. Policy Manager. Medical Researcher. Volunteer. Hobby Farmer. Cat Lover.