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
Shelley. Social Worker. Mother.
Kinga. Psychologist. Counsellor. Social Worker. Mum. Owner of a Blind Dog. Speaks Five Languages.
Sophie. Dietician. Exercise Physiologist. Ultra-Distance Runner.
Elvis. Regional Manager. Social Worker. Refugee. Muslim. Carer. Dog Owner.
Jane. Clinical Psychologist. Mother. Wife. Football Club Vice President. Cricket Fan.
Sandra. Support Group Leader. Carer. Mum. Wife. Grandmother.
James. Consumer. Musician. Advocate. Educator.
Emily H. Young Carer. Sporting superstar. Advocate. Mental Health Educator.
Personal Stories - Alison1
Alison. Mental Health Educator. Nurse. Single Mum. Great Cook.