Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Street Watch -

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.

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