Richmond Fellowship WA is leading the way to bring Recovery practices into mental health Western Australia. People Can And Do Recover!
29 April to 10 May, 2013 - Richmond Fellowship WA is proud to present Rachel Perkins - arguably one of the world’s most prolific and influential voices in mental health Recovery.
Rachel will lead in a series of workshops and events that aim to encourage the WA mental health sector to rethink the existing mental health service model from one that reduces symptoms to one that rebuilds lives.
Richmond Fellowship WA CEO, Joe Calleja, together with Margaret Doherty of Mental Health Matters 2, is spearheading the debate on Western Australia's criminal justice system.
In WA, some of our most vulnerable citizens can face indefinite detention in a prison, where medical attention is scant. Their case would be reviewed behind closed doors just once a year, and they will have no right to appear and appeal their ongoing imprisonment.
Katrina was only 19 when she had her first child and experienced postnatal depression. As such, she remained in the family home where she got the support of her parents and a loving close-knit family.
However, when she fell into depression after her second child, it took her to Graylands Hospital where she spent a prolonged period of time. Her mother parented her children while she was away.