This project is funded by the Commonwealth of Australia represented by Department of Social Services
In 2020, the Department of Social Services through the Australian Government, funded MHFFTas to build the capacity of families and friends supporting someone with a psychosocial disability through this self-advocacy project. This project has two major deliverables: a self-advocacy toolkit and a workshop. Each was co-designed with our advisory group, called the M-LEAG (Members of Lived Advisory Group).
Through brainstorming, feedback sessions and meetings, ten key tools were highlighted to help support people be their own best self-advocates while they navigate their support journey. The toolkit has been developed and will be launched at Moonah Arts Centre on Tuesday 21st June 2022.
View the TOOLKIT
View the USER GUIDE
You can also view each section of the TOOLKIT below:
Directory of Contacts | Knowing your rights | Looking After Yourself | Emotional Resilience | Trauma and Triggers | Effective Communication | Being Organised | Financial Impacts |Navigating the Health and Social Services Systems | Managing Expectations | Crisis Management
As part of the Mental Health Families and Friend Tasmania Self-Advocacy Program, we are delivering workshops across the state. These five-hour workshops will engage and bring to life ten key tools that support people have told us are crucial for a healthy self-advocacy toolkit.
For information and registration for workshops, please stay up to date by subscribing to our newsletter, through Facebook or regularly visiting our website. But for now, please see below the dates, and venues.
Workshop Dates and Venues for 2022
All workshops start at 9:00 am and finish at 2:30 pm. Catering is provided!
Workshop 1 | Glenorchy | MHFFTas | Wednesday 31st August
Workshop 2 | Huonville | HuonValley Hub | Friday 2nd September
Workshop 3 | Dover | Jim Casey Club Room | Saturday 3rd September
Workshop 4 | Swansea | Swansea Town Hall | Monday 5th September
Workshop 5 | Scottsdale | Dorset Community House | Tuesday 6th September
Workshop 6 | Launceston | Stride For Health | Wednesday 7th September
Workshop 7 | Queenstown | Queenstown Library | Friday 16th September
Workshop 8 | Burnie | Burnie Arts Centre | Saturday 17th September
Workshop 9 | Devonport | Devonport Community House | Monday 19th September
Workshop 10 | King Island | King Island Hospital & Health Centre | Wednesday 21st September
Workshop 11 | Sorell | Sorell Memorial Hall | Monday 26th September
Workshop 12 | New Norfolk | Derwent Valley Community House | Tuesday 27th September
Workshop 13 | Campbell Town | Campbell Town Recreation Complex & Function Centre | Wednesday 28th September