I love the image – it really shows me how being together can mine the wisdom in wellbeing.
It’s interesting this “The difference lies in the fact that peer counselling is provided by non-professional persons who have a disability.” because, in my opinion I think that non-professional people who have been told that all because they have an illness, they have a mental illness. I like to adopt being a non-Professional, however professionally inclined to share her experience of a life well lived in the face of adversity. My perception of how I am is more about what shift I can make to enable myself to encounter transformation. I am, in my own right my own advocate, I don’t believe I can change the system because I think the system is a silo of individuals that have coutured their own culture & permeated attitudes by actualizing stigma that results in people being marginalized. If work is a job, it must be done. But what if work isn’t work it’s actually an occupational pastime? But that’s my dreamtime. Brave people will seek their purpose in life through working together beyond the dependency stated above. Bravo … keep up the positive attitude to shift into the gear we need for transitioning into new pathways of life. http://onestopmentalhealthshop.com/?p=228