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Your Stories

 - Engaging with a client - A support facilitator’s story

Engaging with a client - A support facilitator’s story

08 Sep 2017

A Support Facilitator’s story of a PIR ClientJulie is a middle-aged lady with a diagnosis of schizophrenia who was referred to PIR in September 2016.  Julie, who was diagnosed in her early 20’s, believes this...

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 - Richard's Story

Richard's Story

28 Jun 2017

Richard is a 45 year old man who has been working with Partners in Recovery (PIR) over the last two years receiving support for his mental health as well as other areas of his life that contribute towards his wellbeing. Just...

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 - Engaging a client: Lessons learnt from Partners in Recovery

Engaging a client: Lessons learnt from Partners in Recovery

19 Dec 2016

Too often we hear people telling us that they found it difficult to get a service. That they or a loved one didn’t fit ‘eligibility.’ That they don’t try because they don’t know where to start; who does what; when...

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 - Elenya's story

Elenya's story

08 Nov 2016

Elenya’s story   Elenya is a 29 year old university student who is studying her final year in psychology. Following the death of her father as well as her grandparents, Elenya found herself in a carer role at the age...

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 - Sue and Dave's Story

Sue and Dave's Story

28 Jun 2016

YMCA +ONE Program Sue and Dave are a married couple in their 40s who were both referred into the YMCA +One program by their family support worker. The program offers a targeted, flexible and accessible program for people...

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 - John's Story

John's Story

15 Apr 2016

John experienced trauma in his childhood. In his adult life, he found himself working within the same organisation in which this trauma occurred. John didn’t want others to go through the same emotional trauma he did and so...

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 - Eleni's story

Eleni's story

10 Sep 2015

“ We are a family from Ethiopia now settled in Dandenong. There is nothing like Partners in Recovery (PIR) back home.  People with mental problems just stay inside. Growing up in Australia with two siblings and an...

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 - Mark’s Story

Mark’s Story

13 Jul 2015

Mark is 38 years old and has been with PIR almost one year since July 2014.  Mark was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder many years ago.  He remembers being an angry child and being violent in primary school. ...

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 - Allison’s Story

Allison’s Story

24 Mar 2015

How was Partners in Recovery helped you on your recovery journey? Partners in Recovery has helped me to organize appointments that I have “NOT” been able to do myself. Also shown such amazing patience regarding my...

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 - Justine’s Story

Justine’s Story

13 Mar 2015

Justine and Dean’s father separated when Dean was a child, soon after Justine began to notice changes in Dean’s behaviour, stating that he was becoming more aggressive and rebellious. Dean also began experimenting with...

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