Experience experts who help people with mental health or addiction problems are trained at Markieza.
On Tuesday afternoon the organisation celebrated its five-year- anniversary. They took a look back on these five years with presentations and workshops. The experience experts were all put in the limelight. This is because they have not had it easy – every one of them has been through tough times. They were homeless or had to deal with mental health or addiction problems.
Turning negativity into positivity
One of the Experience experts, Paul struggled with major burn-out. “I think it’s nice to see how I now can help people using my own experiences, ” he said. Another, Olaf, has been dealing with depression for years. He adds, “Now I convert those negative feelings into positivity. It is nice to see how insecure people come in here crawl out of their shell in a short period of time”.
Translated by: Bob
Edited by: Melinda