About me

This supervisor has been approved to provide supervision under the ACCESS TO SUPERVISION PROJECT.

My name is Rick Corney and my lived experience journey began in the late 1990’s with several involuntary hospital admissions and a subsequent diagnosis of schizophrenia. My passion for peer work is driven by my belief that if I can successfully manage my mental health, then with the right supports, others can too.

This supervisor has been approved to provide supervision under the ACCESS TO SUPERVISION PROJECT. If you are a supervise who has received an approval email/letter from the CMHL you may contact this supervisor for supervision for this project, then follow the stated processes for supervision payment.

My experience

I began my Lived Experience career in 2014 as a Consumer Consultant at Wimmera Uniting Care in Horsham, Victoria. I have had roles as diverse as facilitating peer support groups, outreach work and co-designing a community mental health program in 2018, (Connecting2community) which has been delivered by peer workers in Western Victoria since 2019.

My current role/work

I began my role at Ballarat Community Health in 2017 as the organizations first peer worker and am now the Manager, Lived Experience Workforce. I have previously worked in programs, Partners in Recovery, Wilanila Barring (Forensic Mental Health in Community Health) and Connecting2community and provide consumer perspective supervision to the expanding peer workforce employed at Ballarat Community Health and Grampians Community Health.

My training

Consumer Perspective Supervision Certificate

I have a Cert IV in both Mental Health and A.O.D. and training including:

Group Facilitation, Cultural Awareness, Hearing Voices Approach, ASIST, Motivational Interviewing and Bullying and Harassment for Employees.

My approach to supervision

As someone who has a glass half full attitude, I like to foster an environment for a supervisee through mutual learning, to view negative experiences as ways to develop their skillset over time, while also using reflective practice to find ways that maintain role clarity and satisfaction. And to build on what is hopefully more-so positive aspects of their role to become valued members of what is becoming a well- recognized discipline.

Specialty areas:
Peer support,Consumer or family carer consultant,Policy development,Strategic thinking
Mode of delivery:
Supervision size:

  • Monday
Geographical area availability for supervision