Mental Health Complaints Commissioner

Sharing ideas for mental health recovery

15 April 2016

On 14 April, Commissioner Lynne Coulson Barr met with Nikki Holland to talk about her visual diary of creative ideas relating to mental health recovery.

The diary draws on Nikki’s lived experience, and captures her recommendations, thoughts and ideas on a range of supports in the recovery process, including exercise, music and art.

Commissioner Coulson Barr said Nikki’s diary was an inspiring body of work that had great potential for use in mental health education and training.

‘It was great to meet with Nikki, and to gain an insight into the important role that developing the diary played in her own recovery process,’ Commissioner Coulson Barr said.

‘I also had the opportunity to speak with her about the work we do, including our youth art and engagement project, The Different Faces of Mental Health, and the types of complaints that we help to resolve.’

For more information about Nikki’s visual diary, contact us.

Nikki Holland and Commissioner Lynne Coulson Barr

Nikki’s diary