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Disability: a personal journey

Disability, its symptoms and its associated experiences are as diverse as we are individual. It can be difficult to understand or imagine the personal journey of someone with a disability. Digital stories and storytelling through film and books give us valuable insights into the complex issues surrounding disability.

How are people with mental illness treated in society?

Lost in Time and Space

John Star

John provides a brilliant account of someone's perspective of schizophrenia.

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How do people cope with chronic illness?

Contentment

Noel Atkinson

Noel's father taught him how to shear. When he became a shearer, he found the travelling placed pressure on his relationships with his partner and children.

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How would you cope with a disability?

The Next Chapter

Craig Dawson

Craig led a healthy, physically fit lifestyle until he developed multiple sclerosis (MS) at the age of 23.

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