Stories of Recovery From the Bush

Event Name
Stories of Recovery From the Bush
23 June 2016
11:00 am -

Address (Room): Fairview ArtSpace - 6 Henry Lawson Drive Mudgee NSW 2850


The Stories of Recovery research project asked participants of the Western NSW Partners in Recovery (PIR) program how their identity, relationships and experiences of social inclusion are shaped by their lived experience of mental illness; how that lived experience is impacted by living in regional and rural NSW; and what they have found helpful and supportive in their recovery journeys. The project put participant's knowledge and experience at the centre of the research through the use of visual research methods. Participant narratives and a selection of their photographs will be on display at the Exhibition and Research Report launch.

Speakers: The exhibition will be opened by Deputy Mental Health Commissioner Bradley Foxlewin with special Guest Speaker Dr Catherine Camden Pratt, Snr Lecturer Master of Art Therapy, Western Sydney University.

Name: Dr Joy Paton

School / Department: School of Social Sciences & Psychology