Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) is part of Charles Sturt University. It leads the consortium partnership with The University of Notre Dame, University of New South Wales and Western Sydney University. Three Rivers UDRH aims to improve the recruitment and retention of nursing, midwifery, allied health and dentistry professionals in rural and remote Australia; and is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Program. We respectfully acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of the country on which we work and learn together. We commit to building relationships and sharing culture with Aboriginal peoples.
In this online learning resource, Listening to Voices Theatre members use performing arts and film to share their stories in relation to mental health and the mental health system. The stories emphasise the expertise of lived experience and support person centred practice. It is hoped that through engagement with this resource students’ understandings of the lived experience of mental health issues will be enhanced and development of a future health workforce that uses evidence-based practice and lived experience to guide interactions will be achieved.
This learning resource has been co-produced to enable educators and student groups to hear the insights of the performers. It is anticipated that engagement with the material will help people develop their understanding of the lived experience of mental health issues and build their capacity to explore perspectives of the personal experience and the system.