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Breakout Room Sessions Day 1


Telling your story in a meaningful way, Brook Red – Voices for Change

Voices for Change

  • Lisa, Lived Experience Presenter
  • Ian, Lived Experience Presenter

Brook Red presenters shared their lived experience as well as presented on how to develop, explore and draw meaning from their mental health recovery experience. Brook Red provided attendees with a ‘snapshot into telling your story’, where they guided attendees through some of the principles their speakers use in developing a purposeful and meaningful story, and give an opportunity to develop the attendees own.

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Understanding physical and hidden disabilities for health professionals and consumer representatives

  • Sharon Boyce, Consumer Representative, Discovering DisAbility & Diversity

Consumers as educators can make a positive difference to every individual in our community and create a society that values all. Sharon asked all participants to immerse themselves in the various simulations and to experience disability and diversity for themselves – a ‘walk in the shoes’ for a very short period of time. Sharon Boyce delivered this workshop based on her lived experience as a regional woman living with disability and a powerful consumer advocate.

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Fundamentals of Consumer Engagement Training

Health Consumers Queensland

  • Jo Smethurst, Senior Engagement Advisor, Health Consumers Queensland
  • Reema Naresh, Project Officer, Health Consumers Queensland

This workshop was a snapshot of Health Consumers Queensland Fundamentals of Consumer Engagement training, designed for new consumer and carer representatives. Delegates gained an understanding of the Consumer and Community Engagement Framework, new resources developed by Health Consumers Queensland, consumer partnerships and why they are important. Attendees also workshopped the fundamental ingredients needed for effective partnerships.

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