22 Jun 2018

From mental health patient to nurse 'I've been there'

From Nine To Noon, 10:06 am on 22 June 2018

Mental health nurse and psychotherapist Matthew Ball was voted Australia's Mental Health Nurse of the year in 2017. He was also a finalist in this year's HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards. He's come a long way. Twenty years ago he was admitted to a psychiatric unit and underwent electro convulsive therapy. He'd been hearing voices since the age of 13. Today Matthew helps people who hear voices using Maastricht therapy at his own HUMANE Clinic in Adelaide. He has also helped introduce the treatment of voice hearing to Australia's publicly funded health system.