Discover the power of peer support and recovery with our face-to-face group. This group is designed, developed and evaluated by Wellways Australia, and is delivered by MIFWA.

What is My Recovery?

My Recovery is a supportive recovery group for individuals living with mental health issues. It is a peer support and education program facilitated by individuals with lived experience of mental illness who have undergone training to become Peer Facilitators.

The program takes a non-clinical, holistic approach to mental health recovery, complementing existing clinical support. My Recovery aligns with the principles of recovery as a human rights imperative, emphasising choice, empowerment, and self-determination.

What can you expect?

In My Recovery, you can expect a welcoming and inclusive environment where participants support and learn from each other. The sessions begin with an outline and introduction of the day’s topics, followed by weekly check-ins, short journaling sessions, group discussions related to the session’s topic, and lunch breaks. The program aims to create a safe space where power is shared, valuing the wisdom and expertise of every individual in the room.

Although all participants are encouraged to participate, they have the option to pass or listen if they don’t feel comfortable talking.

Who should attend?

My Recovery is designed for anyone living with mental health issues seeking peer support and wanting to take proactive steps towards their recovery. The program welcomes individuals at any stage of their recovery journey, and it complements existing clinical support. Whether you are seeking to maintain personal well-being or live a more meaningful life within your community, My Recovery can provide valuable support and guidance.

An evidence-based program

My Recovery draws upon the principles and research of the consumer survivor movement, aligning with the concept of recovery as a human rights imperative. The program’s peer-to-peer support model is evidence-based and rooted in the belief that individuals have the expertise and wisdom to support one another in their recovery journeys. By creating a community-focused approach, My Recovery empowers participants to take ownership of their recovery and make informed choices.

Read the evaluation report on the program.

How does My Recovery differ from My Recovery snapshot?

The main difference between My Recovery and My Recovery snapshot lies in the duration and scope of the programs. My Recovery runs for 10 sessions, providing a comprehensive journey of support and education. On the other hand, My Recovery snapshot is a condensed version that consists of 4 sessions. It is designed to give participants an overview of the full My Recovery program, making it suitable for individuals who have time constraints or are considering joining the longer group.

What did previous group participants say about My Recovery?

The program has supported and empowered thousands of individuals in maintaining personal well-being and leading meaningful lives within their communities.

“It’s a great program. The support of peers is important. I learnt more about myself and that I am capable of a lot more than I thought.” – My Recovery Participant

“Fantastic course. [Facilitators were] very knowledgeable and approachable. Made to feel welcome in a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere.” – My Recovery Participant

Additional information

  • Lunch is provided
  • Participants are expected to attend all four sessions
  • Registrations are required
  • Face to face groups are held in Midland
  • Street parking nearby (2 hours free or $6+ all day)
  • Group attendance can be paid for using NDIS funding – please enquire for costs

How to sign up

Please register your interest here.

We will be in contact when the next My Recovery is scheduled. Before your registration is completed Hayley Harris will contact you to schedule a convenient time for a 1-hour face to face interview. During this interview, you will have the opportunity to share some information about yourself and ask questions about My Recovery. Once the interview is completed, eligible participants will be officially registered for the group.

Upcoming dates

Our upcoming My Recovery dates will be announced soon, so stay tuned!

Join us for an amazing program to learn more about recovery and connect with others on a similar journey.

My Recovery not for you? Check out our other recovery groups.