Getting paid for being “nuts” – working in mental health
Consumer work, peer support work, working in mental health and pathways to other work.
Living with or having lived through mental illness gives you unique insight that can help others going through it. This ‘lived experience’ is valued by mental health services and is actively used in a wide range of consumer and carer roles, including peer support. Check it out, and see what it can offer you. This rewarding work can also launch you into other employment.