About Us

Educators - Consultants - Change agents



inside out is a respected provider of
mental health consultancy services
across a range of agencies and services


Customised Training

All of our training is co-designed
and co-developed consistent with
recovery-oriented approaches.


Public Events & Workshops

All our events aim to promote creative,
inclusive and hopeful responses
to mental distress


Peer Workforce Development

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This keynote address was given at the CEPS (Centre of Excellence in Peer Support) Conference in 2013. Sandy Watson from inside out & associates, provides a unique critique of aspects of peer workforce development, arguing that there are two distinct disciplines, the discipline of consumer engagement and leadership, and the discipline of recovery-based peer work, that have different needs for…

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Making Sense of Mental Distress

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This video features some highlights from the Making Sense Forums that were held by inside out & associates and VMIAC in July 2017. We were fortunate to have wonderful speakers – Daniel Fisher as our international guest, Julie Jones-Webb and Max Simensen in Sydney and Indigo Daya and John Watkins in Melbourne, and feedback confirmed that the conversations generated were…

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What you may not know about antipsychotics

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The National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum (NMHCCF), along with researchers from Curtin University launched A Critical Literature Review of the Direct, Adverse Effects of Neuroleptics (also known as antipsychotics) and an accompanying booklet What You May Not Know About Antipsychotics – A Guide for People Taking Antipsychotics and their Supporters on 30th August at the TheMHS Conference in…

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World needs revolution in mental health

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In his recently released report on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, the UN Special Rapporteur Dainius Pūras has urged States and psychiatrists to transform a system currently operating on outdated conceptualisations and poor evidence. ‘We need little short of a revolution in mental health care to end decades of…

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