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
Sophie. Dietician. Exercise Physiologist. Ultra-Distance Runner.
Emily A. Young Carer. Artist. Ukulele enthusiast.
Phuong. Coordinator. Migrant. Carer. Youth Worker. Mother. Wife.
Sue. General Manager. Former Volunteer.
Ellen. Policy Manager. Medical Researcher. Volunteer. Hobby Farmer. Cat Lover.
James. Consumer. Musician. Advocate. Educator.
Maria. General Manager of Operations. Sole Parent. Art history buff. Animal lover.
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Alison. Mental Health Educator. Nurse. Single Mum. Great Cook.
Emily H. Young Carer. Sporting superstar. Advocate. Mental Health Educator.