“My Recovery facilitated connectedness with a diversity of others with similar experiences and wisdom to share. I truly believe in the personal recovery and peer-led model because it honours our journey and reimagines us as a community of active, capable and knowledgeable individuals. ” – My Recovery participant

“My Recovery has changed my life in how I look at myself and knowing what helps me.” – My Recovery participant

My Recovery is a multi-session education and support program for people living with mental health issues.  The program is led by peers – trained people who have their own experience of mental health issues and recovery.

My Recovery provides a safe and confidential space to explore recovery and build skills.  Participants will:

  • learn about mental health and recovery
  • explore ways to improve social and emotional wellbeing
  • develop communication and advocacy skills
  • find ways to challenge stigma and discrimination
  • share and learn from others experiences
  • develop ongoing support networks

My Recovery is delivered over 9 x 3.5 hour sessions.  Each participant will receive their own logbook to record strategies to support their recovery.  

If you want to find out more about My Recovery, come along to one of our public information sessions where some of the My Recovery facilitators will share their experiences and what you can expect by participating.  Information sessions are scheduled as follows:

  • 1 pm on Wednesday the 5th of February, 2020 at the Nightcliff Community Centre, 18 Bauhinia Street
  • 1 pm on Wednesday the 12th of February, 2020 at the Nightcliff Community Centre, 18 Bauhinia Street
  • 1 pm on Wednesday the 19th of February, 2020 at the Nightcliff Community Centre, 18 Bauhinia Street

Interested people can also explore the logbook Table of Contents and read the Testimonials provided by Darwin people who participated in the program in August 2019.

My Recovery programs are beginning from February 2020 .  The following programs have been planned and we are now taking applications:

Program 1:

  • Facilitators: Matt, Chris and Aaron
  • Participation Men Only
  • Format: 9 x 3.5 hour sessions over 4.5 weeks
  • Times: 1 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Days: Mondays and Thursdays
  • Start Date:Monday, 10th February 2020
  • Finish Date: Monday, 9th March 2020
  • Venue: Sunrise Rehab Centre Training Room, 24 Beaton Road, Berrimah
  • Session Details: Program Flyer

Program 2:

  • Facilitators:Lauren and Helen
  • Participation: Women Only
  • Format: 9 x 3.5 hour sessions over 4.5 weeks
  • Times: 9 am to 12:30 pm
  • Days:Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Start Date:Tuesday, 18th February 2020
  • Finish Date: Tuesday, 17th March 2020
  • Venue:To be confirmed
  • Session Details: Program Flyer

Future programs are planned for delivery between March and June and we welcome applications for later programs.  Later programs will include mixed participation by men and women. 

We are also interested to hear directly from people who would prefer to participate outside of business hours (i.e. evenings or weekends) and participate in a program running over 9 weeks and involving only 1 x 3.5 hour session each week.

Anyone who has an experience of mental health challenges and is over the age of 18 is eligible to apply.  Applications can be made by completing the Expression of Interest Form

People can support the program in Darwin by sharing the current My Recovery Flyer within their networks to others they think might be interested.

For more information contact: