Self-Advocacy Toolkit and Workshops

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 to support 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 Experience Advisory Group).

Through brainstorming, feedback sessions, and meetings, 10 key tools were highlighted to help support families and friends to be their own best self-advocates while they navigate their support journey.

View the TOOLKIT


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

We are currently planning the delivery of future workshops, which we expect to roll out throughout the State from July 2023. To support the facilitation of the workshops, we’ve developed the following resources:

Self-Advocacy Workshop Presentation

Facilitation Guide

Facilitator Notes

We’ll be offering free training to families and friends who would like the opportunity to become a Self-Advocacy Facilitator. If you would like to express your interest, please email or alternatively, phone 62287448

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