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Topic Tuesday // Feeling excluded in a loved ones treatment journey // Tues 21 Aug, 7pm AEDT

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Supporting a loved one experiencing a mental illness can be challenging at times. Particularly when we feel excluded from their treatment journey.

 

For this month’s Topic Tuesday, we’ll be joined by @Lynne1 from Mental Health Carers Tasmania. @Lynne1 will share her experiences, with a view to explore how you can feel more connected and included in your loved one's recovery.  

 

We look forward to hearing your experiences 🐼

 

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Re: Topic Tuesday // Feeling excluded in a loved ones treatment journey // Tues 21 Aug, 7pm AEDT

Hi everyone,

 

Welcome to tonight’s Topic Tuesday!

 

Special shout out to those members who liked the post to be reminded of tonight’s discussion: @MRK@CharlieBravo@Elrod@Mae88@Adge@Nezumi_Juan@outlander@Shaz51@Appleblossom

 

I’m pleased to welcome our special guest, @Lynne1 from Mental Health Carer’s Tasmania. Thanks so much for joining us tonight 🌻

 

This discussion might interest you if…

  • You’re supporting a loved one living with a mental illness
  • You’ve felt excluded at times from your loved one’s treatment journey
  • You want to explore how you might be able to feel more included and connected in your loved one’s recovery

 

For those of you who are new to Topic Tuesday, this is how it tends to go….

 

Our special guest will be raising some questions for you to consider. There’ll be around 10-15 minutes for everyone to respond to each question. This is a forum for peer support and discussion so don’t hesitate to jump in and chat to other member’s and raise your own questions on the topic too. 

 

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If you find this topic triggers you at any point please take care - take a break from the screen, engage in self-care, or call a help line for support.  If you need crisis support please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Re: Topic Tuesday // Feeling excluded in a loved ones treatment journey // Tues 21 Aug, 7pm AEDT

Good evening all!

Re: Topic Tuesday // Feeling excluded in a loved ones treatment journey // Tues 21 Aug, 7pm AEDT

hi everyone!

Re: Topic Tuesday // Feeling excluded in a loved ones treatment journey // Tues 21 Aug, 7pm AEDT

Welcome @CharlieBravo @outlander🌈 Great to have you here. 

 

 

Re: Topic Tuesday // Feeling excluded in a loved ones treatment journey // Tues 21 Aug, 7pm AEDT

Thank you.

Re: Topic Tuesday // Feeling excluded in a loved ones treatment journey // Tues 21 Aug, 7pm AEDT

Hello, welcome and thank you for the opportunity to share with you around feeling excluded from a loved one's journey through mental health services.

 

I've certainly had this experience! It left me feeling isolated and invisible, and that services didn't understand the amount of time, effort and resources that I've been able to give. Dont' get me wrong! I take on the caring role willingly and take every opportunity I can towards better mental wellbeing

Re: Topic Tuesday // Feeling excluded in a loved ones treatment journey // Tues 21 Aug, 7pm AEDT

Hello @Lynne1 et al

Re: Topic Tuesday // Feeling excluded in a loved ones treatment journey // Tues 21 Aug, 7pm AEDT

Welcome @Darcy 🌻

Re: Topic Tuesday // Feeling excluded in a loved ones treatment journey // Tues 21 Aug, 7pm AEDT

Thank you for your welcoming comments, and forgive me while I take time to get into the swing of the system!

 

Here's a question: sometimes I've felt unable to find a way to be heard. Can you relate to that? What has worked for you, what advice do you have, that could help bridge the gap between carers and service providers?

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