Hello, Aspire Recovery Connection Community!
We are thrilled to announce a momentous achievement that has filled our hearts with pride and joy. Aspire Recovery Connection emerged as a beacon of excellence at the Lived Experience Workforce Program Awards, an event designed to recognise and celebrate the outstanding contributions of individuals in designated mental health Lived Experience roles in South Australia. Organised by the Mental Health Coalition of SA (MHCSA), being nominated for these awards is clear evidence of the incredible work being done within our community.
Embracing Exceptional Talent
In a testament to the dedication and expertise within our organisation, we had not one but two finalists in two distinct categories – Talea Glisson-Gladman and Joanne Evans. Their recognition was not only a recognition of their skills but also a reflection of the profound impact they have made on the community we serve. We stand together, beaming with pride, as their remarkable achievements were celebrated by their peers and the very community they have passionately supported.
A Unique Approach to Healing
At Aspire Recovery Connection, we take immense pride in our distinctive approach to supporting individuals battling severe mental and emotional distress. Our methodology revolves around the belief that the person in distress is the expert in their own story. We are here not to dictate or judge but to listen, understand, and support them throughout their healing journey.
Honouring Authentic Connections
Our approach is deeply rooted in forming authentic connections with those we serve. We honour everyone as a unique storyteller, and our role is to respect their needs and guide them toward healing. By placing the individual at the heart of their journey, we create an environment where they are empowered and supported in the most genuine and compassionate manner.
A Community of Empathy and Support
This recognition reaffirms our commitment to our 100% lived experience organisation. Every day, we are driven by the passion to make a difference in the lives of those who are struggling. It is not just a job for us; it is a calling, a mission to foster a community of empathy, understanding, and unwavering support.
Gratitude and Looking Ahead
We extend our deepest gratitude to the Mental Health Coalition of SA and the Lived Experience Workforce Program for this honour. It strengthens our resolve to continue our work with even more dedication and enthusiasm.
As we celebrate this achievement, we also look forward to the future. Together, with our unique approach and the incredible individuals we serve, we will keep striving to create a world where every individual’s healing journey is honoured and embraced.
Thank you for being a part of this incredible journey.
The Aspire Recovery Connection Team