Telling Your Story (Workshop #11)

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Turning Point - Eastern Health

Level 1, 110 Church Street

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Richmond, VIC 3121

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Professional Development Training - Workshop #11

Telling Your Story - 3 Hour workshop

Wednesday 28th October 2020

Jenny Valentish, journalist and author of the memoir Woman of Substances: A Journey into Addiction and Treatment, has created a three-hour workshop designed for clinicians and peer workers to safely help clients write their stories.When an individual writes about their life, or an era of their life, it aids in sense making. There’s a strengthening of a sense of self, a gaining of perspective and perhaps the opportunity to see a bigger picture for the first time.

The process of personal writing aids in considering the points of view of others, and of course the feeling of being heard and understood by having a finished document that can be shared is invaluable. In this workshop, participants will try out for themselves the writing exercises that they can pass on to their clients (also useful if anyone harbours a secret wish to write their own story!).

Presenter: Jenny Valentish.

Jenny Valentish has written about drug use and treatment for The Age, the ABC, Vice, The Saturday Paper and Guardian Australia, and is a core member of AOD Media Watch. Since the 2017 publication of Woman of Substances: A Journey into Addiction and Treatment, she has taken on various consultancy and ambassador roles in the AOD sector and is a board director of SMART Recovery Australia. She has a graduate certificate in Alcohol and Other Drugs from Turning Point/Monash University.

Who should attend? AOD workers, students, allied health and welfare workers and others with an interest in working with and understanding Aboriginal people.

Cost: $110 (payable by credit card only).

Getting to Turning Point:

Turning Point is located at 110 Church Street, on the corner of Church Street and Tweedie Place. Entrance is via the front of the building, to the right of the Skoda car dealership. Please take the lift to the first floor and visit reception.

Public transport:

  • Tram 78 on Church Street
  • Tram 109 on Victoria Parade (about a 5 min walk to 110 Church Street)
  • Tram 75 on Bridge Rd (about a 7 min walk to 110 Church Street)

Car parking:

There is very limited 2 hour street parking available in the area. All day parking is available in:

  1. Shelley Street, Richmond (between Butler and Elizabeth Streets) -about 1km walk to Church St (about $10/day).
  2. 459 Church Street, Richmond http://www.carepark.com.au/find-a-care-park/459- church-street-richmond/ (about $16/day). About a 20 min walk or catch the No 78 tram which leaves from stop 55 (Adelaide St). Alight at Tweedie Pl/Church Street (Stop 63).

Cancellation policy: If your circumstances change and you no longer can attend this event after you have registered please email tp@turningpoint.org.au no later than one (1) week prior to the event to cancel and/or be issued with a full refund. A refund will not be issued if notification has not been received within this time frame and you will be required to pay for the event.

Enquiries: Email Marion Brophy - marionb@turningpoint.org.au

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Turning Point - Eastern Health

Level 1, 110 Church Street

Training Room 1

Richmond, VIC 3121

Australia

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