Humane Clinic is excited to be partnering with VMIAC for our Melbourne ReAwaken day.

3rd June 2020 @ Abbotsford Convent

Tickets can be purchased here

What attendees can expect:

  • Community art project: re-writing the DSM 

  • Presentation by Lucy Johnstone via video link on the Power Threat Meaning Framework with Q&A.

  • Key note presentations:

    • Matt Ball - 'Dissociachotic'​

    • Stephanie Mitchell - 'Compassion for Borderline'

    • Matt Ball & Stephanie Mitchell - 'Do it Anyway'

  • Experiential Home Groups focused on community and mutual support

  • Guest Speaker from VMIAC

  • ReAwaken Manifesto presentation

  • Film screening of 'Healing Voices'.


Matt Ball - Dissociachotic


Seeing the non-psychosis that we share and understanding the dissociative nature of what is usually called psychosis and seeing how psychosis evaporates within the context of safe relational spaces.

'Stephanie Mitchell - Compassion for “Borderline"








Coming from a place of compassion when working with people often labelled with “Borderline Personality Disorder” should be the basis of all clinical and non-clinical practice. Unfortunately individuals with diagnosis’s of BPD are often some of the most maligned in our health services. In this workshop we consider the attachment needs and legitimately adaptive behaviour of individuals who have often experienced complex trauma and significant attachment disruption in early life. Participate in conversations around responsive and compassionate approaches to understanding and being alongside individuals experiencing deep distress.

Cath Roper - Taking a flight out of the utopian/dystopian world of Mental health literacy



Cath was one of the first four consumer consultants in Melbourne, later becoming the world’s first Consumer Academic, at the Centre for Psychiatric Nursing, University of Melbourne. She provides consumer perspective in policy, training and education and is highly regarded locally, nationally and internationally for her research scholarship. She has been influential in promoting co-production as an engagement methodology. Cath’s work is influenced by thirteen years of annual involuntary admissions including: supported decision-making, eliminating restrictive interventions and alternatives to current treatment.


$150 (+GST) - Waged

$ 75 (+GST) - Unwaged/low income (limited spaces available on application)

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