ConsultancyWholistic perspective and advice for therapeutic practice, service provision, systemic change, complexity and lived experience leadership.
Consultancy services offered incorporate over 18 years of experience working in the community and mental health sectors as a practitioner, manager, educator, advisor, advocate and consultant.
Core to my work is a commitment to innovation and social justice. I value professionalism, ethical practices and transparency in all that I do and know that best outcomes begin with a trusting relationship and clear purpose.
I am skilled at viewing issues and possible solutions from a number of perspectives and have an ability to match language and concepts to the audience with my bridge-between-worlds understanding of mental health experience and support. I offer professional and values-based services that are creative, strategic, grounded and diverse.
The type of consultancy available:
-> facilitation of groups, teams or forums to explore new ideas or discuss difficult topics
-> design and delivery of training or professional development sessions ranging from one hour to multiple days in length
-> program or organisational review and/or design, particularly to account for the lived experience of people with mental health issues and better meeting their needs
-> supervision and consultation with staff teams or individuals, one-off or ongoing
-> lived experience advocacy, representation and mentoring
-> speaking, with organisations or at conferences
-> reports, consultations and advice on service issues and system responses, or individual experiences
-> developing frameworks for harnessing lived experience policy and strategy within organisations and systems
-> writing training, groupwork programs and facilitator guides
I use lived experience expertise (beyond my own individual experiences) with these professional experiences and training to advocate for and influence individual, social, service and systemic change
Areas of expertise:
To discuss consultancy options and associated costs contact me on ellie[at]elliehodges.com or 0422 888 157.