Swell is looking for your peer recovery stories.

A group of us are developing Swell: the online recovery toolkit for people with mental distress and addiction and the people with work with them. We are starting to develop content for workers. There will be 60 challenges in 10 life domains. Each challenge includes a two page article on what works, a conversation guide and a peer recovery story. Visit http://www.swelltoolkit.com to see an example of the content and find out more about Swell.

Each peer recovery story needs to be half a page to a full page (A4 or US letter), submitted by Monday 14 September to info@swelltoolkit.com , and discuss your experience of struggling with and overcoming one of the following challenges:

Dealing with anxiety; Living with obsessions and compulsions; Managing anger; Managing negative thoughts; Dealing with stress; Understanding trauma; Dealing with self-stigma; Making personal changes stick; Finding services and supports; Getting the most out of appointments; Making decisions about medication; Responding to diagnoses; Understanding rights when using services.

All people who submit a story (as specified above) will get a free login to the Swell resources. People who submit a story that is published will receive an Amazon gift voucher worth NZD $200 and a free copy of ‘Madness Made Me’ by Mary O’Hagan. The stories will be edited in collaboration with the authors who will decide if they want their story to be an anonymous or not. Email your inquiries to info@swelltookit.com

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