A new online toolkit supporting mental health recovery and wellbeing was recently launched at Macquarie Hospital.
Let’s Talk About Voices is an online toolkit which features a series of videos and worksheets to help people explore, navigate and learn about the voice hearing experience.
A total of seven videos and worksheets were developed by the NSLHD Specialist Rehabilitation Service over a period of three years.
Senior Specialist Rehabilitation Clinician Haylee Zink, who worked on the development of the toolkit, said the toolkit will enable consumers to improve the relationship with their voices and develop strategies for coping with them.
“The vision of the project was to make psychological approaches that support the voice hearing experience more readily available and accessible to all,” she said.
“This online toolkit is targeted towards voice hearers who wish to further explore their experiences and opportunities to manage these, as well as supporting workers, families and carers."
Haylee said the toolkit was developed in line with the NSLHD Mental Health Drug and Alcohol (MHDA) Declaration and Statement of Intention, which states that the service will ‘strive to support each person’s unique journey of recovery in a humane way that fosters hope, purpose and resilience.’
“As we continually work towards the NSLHD MHDA Declaration and Statement of Intention, we are hopeful that this resource is a practical, tangible example of meaningful action and change,” she said.