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Carli Sheers and Liza Seubert - Strengthening Consumer Voice

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Presentation by Carli Sheers and Liza Seubert, Strengthening Consumer Voice: Using art and stories to educate and shift mental health stigma. Presented at the Western Australian Mental Health Conference 2019.

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Carli Sheers and Liza Seubert - Strengthening Consumer Voice

  1. 1. Strengthening Consumer Voice: Using art and stories to educate and shift mental health stigma Authors: Gabrielle Brand1,2, Christopher Etherton-Beer1, Rhonda Clifford1, Liza Seubert1, Carli Sheers3. Origin: 1The University of Western Australia, 2Monash University, 3Consumer Representative for UWA research project facilitated by the Consumer & Community Health Research Network This exploratory research project is funded by Healthway and the Government of Western Australia.
  2. 2. Acknowledgements I acknowledge that we are meeting on the traditional land of Aboriginal People, and pay my respects to Aboriginal People and Elders past, present and emerging. I pay my respects to past and present members of the mental health consumer and carer movement. It is their shoulders on which consumer and carer leaders stand today. I also acknowledge people with lived experience of mental health and/or alcohol and other drug issues.
  3. 3. Depth of Field: Exploring Minds, Hearts & Voice Project launch at the Perth Town Hall on 8 October 2019
  4. 4. Aims of presentation Unconscious bias can lead to stereotyping and mental health stigma and discrimination. Education using art and stories can promote empathy and shift attitudes to enhance recovery focused care. We wish to move to ‘contemplation’ in the Stages of Change Model.
  5. 5. Starting Point The Sustainable Health Review recommended the reduction of mental health stigma and discrimination to promote recovery.
  6. 6. The Creative Portraits
  7. 7. Educational techniques to surface unconscious bias Dr Gabrielle Brand • Chief Investigator of Research Team, Depth of Field: Exploring Minds, Hearts & Voice. • Associate Professor (Education Focused), Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University. • Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Health Professions Education, The University of Western Australia.
  8. 8. Stages of Change Model (Wikipedia. Transtheoretical model. Retrieved from https://en.Wikipedia.org.au/wiki/Transtheoretical_model on 21 October 2019.)
  9. 9. Translation Strategies To ensure maximum reach of the exploratory research, a three-pronged approach will include: 1.Disseminate resource findings through conference and academic publications. 2.Disseminate findings to relevant practitioners, health professions educators, mental health care sector and associated partners. 3.Translation into policy and practice.
  10. 10. Summary Unconscious bias can lead to stereotyping and mental health stigma and discrimination. Education using arts and stories can promote empathy and shift attitudes to enhance recovery focused care. We wish to move to ‘contemplation’ in the Stages of Change Model.
  11. 11. Contacts Dr Liza Seubert Head, Division of Pharmacy Deputy Head, School of Allied Health Centre for Optimisation of Medicines School of Allied Health University of Western Australia E liza.seubert@uwa.edu.au Mrs Carli Sheers Lived Experience Educator Education and Training Consultant E carlisheersconsultancy@gmail.com
  12. 12. Thank you This exploratory research project is funded by Healthway and the Government of Western Australia. Strengthening Consumer Voice: Using art and stories to educate and shift mental health stigma

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