Supported Decision Making Podcast

Supported Decision Making Podcast
In this series we will build our skills in supporting others in their decision-making. This kind of support is particularly important for people in our community whose decision-making has been ignored or undermined. We can help people reclaim their dec…

‘Forgotten Workforce’ - The University of Melbourne Report on Disability Support
Aug 4 • 13 min
DISABILITY SUPPORT WORKERS: THE FORGOTTEN WORKFORCE IN COVID-19 describes the findings from a national survey of 357 disability support workers (DSWs) conducted online between May and June 2020.In this episode, Rob discusses the results of this survey…
Rights in the time of Covid-19
Jul 21 • 15 min
We are living in a time when decisions are being made that we would not have imagined possible 12 months ago. This is a time when human rights are quite appropriately on many people’s radar. In this podcast, we revisit what are Human Rights and what…
Community Recovery: An Interview with Suzanne Orr ACT Minister for Disability
Jun 30 • 31 min
Today we speak to the ACT Minister for Disability Suzanne Orr. We cover the ACT Disability Strategy and the roadmap to recovery, and how people with disability will be supported throughout the recovery. Show links: Canberra Relief Network:…
More than Isolated - Interview with Mary Sayers, CEO of CYDA
Jun 23 • 30 min
Today we speak with Mary Sayers, CEO of Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) about their ‘more than isolated report’.Children and Young People with Disability Australia launched a survey in the early days of COVID-19 in Australia….
Fixing the system: preventing violence abuse and neglect of people with disability- with Bonnie Millen, Senior Policy Advisor
Jun 17 • 31 min
Today the Interim Report into Ann-Marie Smith’s death has been released. In this episode, Rob speaks with our Senior Policy Advisor, Bonnie Millen about the report, the recommendations and how the system needs to change to prevent tragedies like…
Talking about the ACT COVID-19 Disability Strategy
May 27 • 8 min
The ACT Government has just released a Covid-19 Disability Strategy.In this episode, we discuss the main points of the strategy. “The ACT Government has heard the concerns of Canberrans with disability and the disability sector and acknowledges that…
The Disability Royal Commission in the time of Covid-19: An interview with Kate Eastman SC.
May 18 • 43 min
We are joined today by Kate Eastman Senior Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission. Kate is a barrister with a significant background as an advocate for human rights and won the 2019 Human Rights Law Award. We discuss the Royal Commission and how it is…
The bigger picture - Interview with Bonnie Millen Senior Policy Advisor at AFI
May 13 • 28 min
Recently AFI released a survey on how people are finding Covid-19 (thank you to everyone who participated!). Today we talk to the results of that survey that tells us the story of what is working and not working for people with disability during…
Still connected - series recap
Apr 29 • 12 min
In this episode we look back on all the topics we have covered, and why its important to still be connected. Advocacy for Inclusion: 02 6257 4005 or or Podcast@advocacyforinclusion.orgRelationships Australia: 1300 364…
The Disability Royal Commission, advocacy and you.
Apr 22 • 18 min
In this episode, we talk with AFI Advocate Roslyn who is helping people to tell their stories to the Disability Royal Commission.The Disability Royal Commission has suspended all face to face hearings during the COVID-19 pandemic but you can still tell…
#Stayhome but stay safe - Interview with CEO Sonia Di Mezza from DVCS
Apr 16 • 11 min
At AFI we know that when we stay home we are not always in a safe place. In today’s podcast, we talk to the CEO of DVCS Sonia Di Mezza about domestic and family violence, what it is and where you can go for help. You can contact DVCS at any time on 02…
8 tips for staying mentally healthy at home (recap of the interview with Paul North)
Apr 2 • 16 min
In our last podcast, we talked to Paul North. Paul is a Canberra psychologist. We talked to Paul to get some helpful advice about how to stay mentally healthy. Paul had a lot of helpful advice about things we can do to help ourselves feel safe and OK….
Mental Health in our Homes (an interview with psychologist Paul North)
Mar 29 • 39 min
In today’s episode, we speak to Canberra Psychologist Paul North on his insights into maintaining mental health during a long time of life at home. There are some big ideas and words in this podcast, we will explore and simplify some of these ideas in…
Our power to stay safe
Mar 23 • 5 min
A quick update on how to stay safe and the state and federal decision to shut down non-essential businesses, what this means and why this decision was made.
Staying Connected
Mar 19 • 11 min
Staying connected, together apart.
Special: Summer Podcast on Resilience
Jan 30 • 10 min
This podcast will focus on the importance of resilience when we are faced with challenging times.
Episode Ten: Supporting others as they recover the power to make their own decisions
Oct 14, 2019 • 10 min
Helping others recover their decision-making power.
Episode Nine: The place of advocacy services and other community supports
Oct 14, 2019 • 11 min
The place of advocacy services and other community sector organisations.
Episode Eight: Dignity of Risk
Oct 14, 2019 • 14 min
Dignity of risk and support skills that can help.
Episode Seven: Supporting people who communicate in a variety of ways
Oct 14, 2019 • 10 min
Supporting those who communicate in a variety of ways.
Episode Six: Recognition as a person before the law and the place of guardianship in some lives
Oct 13, 2019 • 14 min
The right to be recognised before the law and the reality of guardianship in some peoples lives.
Episode Five: The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Oct 13, 2019 • 9 min
Beginning to explore the Declaration on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Episode Four: An introduction to Human Rights
Oct 13, 2019 • 10 min
The importance of human rights in the world of decision making.
Episode Three: The Evolving Journey of Learning to Support
Oct 13, 2019 • 12 min
We can learn and improve the support we offer decision-makers through honest reflection.
Episode Two: The Foundation of Supported Decision Making
Oct 13, 2019 • 10 min
Respecting the decision-maker. Supporting according to their wishes.
Episode One: The Power of Decision Making
Oct 13, 2019 • 10 min
The power of personal decision-making and the devastating impact when it is lost.