Phase two: Shining the Light advocacy toolkit

Lived Experience Advocacy Request

Phase two: Shining the Light advocacy toolkit

The Request:

The Peak has begun work on a second phase of Shining the Light to influence change at all levels towards the eliminating the use of coercive practices in the mental health system.

In phase two we plan to develop of a toolkit of resources including a presentation of the of Shining the Light report, and a series of videos featuring the lived experiences of Queenslanders who’ve experienced the use of coercive practices within the mental health system.

The videos will feature two storytelling methods:

  1. Filming people directly sharing their lived experiences of coercive practices.
  2. Mental health stakeholders quoting lived experience stories shared by people with a lived experience of coercive practices.

We are inviting Members who are open in sharing their experiences of coercive practices to be used in a suite of advocacy resources.

Members can:

  • Join a filming session and share live experiences directly to a camera.
    • Filming sessions are planned for June 6, 7 and 11 at Spring Hill, Brisbane, and Gold Coast
  • Film themselves sharing lived experiences, and send the recording to us,
  • Or send a written lived experience story, which would be used as a script in the filming of a mental health leader to ‘retell’.

Follow the links below to explore examples of these story telling methods.  

If you are interested in participating, please fill out this online form and we will be in touch further.

You are also welcome to contact [email protected] or [email protected] directly for more information.

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