The Reality of Mental Illness, Seclusion and The System from the Inside, Interview with community mental health worker, Serena O'Callaghan

August 17, 2022

The Reality of Mental Illness, Seclusion and The System from the Inside, Interview with community mental health worker, Serena O'Callaghan
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Serena O'Callaghan is a lived experience worker and works in community mental health.
Serena also has had her mental health challenges in which she opens up about her experience with the mental health system as an inpatient.

Serena is a motivated and empathic worker on a mission to inspire those experiencing mental ill-health and to transform the services that support them by ensuring that lived experience is more meaningfully embedded in service design and delivery.

Thanks to Serena for her time and for suggesting that we do the podcast outside in Yarraville, Victoria.

0:00 - Introduction of  Serena and her lived experience
8:00 - Shifting her mindset and safeguarding your emotions
15:00 - The crisis assessment team and what's involved?
21:00 - The CAT team came to her home
30:00 - The experience on the ward
43:00 - Agency and life purpose
50:00 - Dealing with adversity when unwell
01:08:00 - Caring and empathy 

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Serena O'Callaghan

Lived Experience Worker and Mental Health Professional

Serena O'Callaghan is a lived experience worker and works in community mental health.
Serena also has had her mental health challenges in which she opens up about her experience with the mental health system as an inpatient.

Serena is a motivated and empathic worker on a mission to inspire those experiencing mental ill-health and to transform the services that support them by ensuring that lived experience is more meaningfully embedded in service design and delivery.