September 2020 Update with 1st 25 Recovery Boxes


Today, I did a 28 minute Live Facebook cross to give people involved in the Kickstarter Recovery Box project there September 2020 Update with the 1st 25 Recovery Boxes.

This link will take you to the Facebook Consumer Conversations page where you can watch what has been happening as we roll out the 50 Recovery Boxes that I received the funds from Kickstarter in May.

Currently 23 boxes are sitting with some backers from the projects and others who have agree to be involved in Beta Testing and developing the Recovery Boxes.

We are getting closer to announcing when we will be holding our first Recovery Box Workshop where we will have 5 Recovery Boxes to give away to people who participate in the 2 hour Introductory workshop.

If you have any question please ask me at pm

Just as a side issue I received confirmation that I can Launch our 2nd Kickstarter project and the plan is to do this on Sunday

Douglas Holmes
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The contribution of Douglas Holmes to mental health services in Australia started in 1992 when he was diagnosed with Bipolar Affective Disorder. The TheMHS conference in Brisbane in 1996 inspired him to change mental health services so that other consumers could have a better recovery journey than he and his family. He became a member of the NSW Consumer Advisory Group Mental Health inc. (NSW CAG) from 1997 to 2000, and a founding member of the Australian Mental Health Consumer Network from 1997. He became the NSW CAG’s Executive Officer from 2000 till 2006. His goal was to embed consumer participation at the core of mental health services in NSW. Douglas was awarded the TheMHS Exceptional Achievement in 2014 the award states ‘The awards represents an acknowledgement of an exceptional contribution, the results of which will flow on to enhance the mental health and wellbeing of all.’ On Douglas Certificate TheMHS included the following words: ‘This award is for recognition of ‘unswerving dedication to the betterment of services to support consumer wellbeing; for extraordinary determination to ask questions and seek out answers; for outstanding expertise, freely given, with a “can do” attitude whether it be for national policy or a local art group.’ Since 2006 Douglas has worked at St Vincent’s Hospital as the Mental Health Consumer Participation Officer to put the policies he has worked on into action. In November 2016 Douglas retired from the O’Brien Centre at St Vincent’s Hospital after over 10 year service. He now heads up MH=worx.

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