ARMADALE music, using breathing techniques and hitting a basketball with a tennis racket to get rid of tension and anger.
“They also helped with the little things that matter – having a shower every day, brushing your hair, taking pride in your appearance,” she said.
“Richmond helps with those little steps; a lot of places just want you to get to the end goal.”
Ms Janssen also joined the Hearing Voices Network, where she could talk without fear of judgment.
“I learnt a lot of support techniques through the Hearing Voices Network,” she said.
After Ms Janssen came out of the Richmond Wellbeing facility in 2006 she was a changed person. She learnt to cope with the voices and got a job as a project officer within the Hearing Voices Network.
Ms Janssen has moved on to several positions within the organisation, which included helping people who had been in mental health facilities integrate back into the community.