The Deck of Dreams is a source of inspiration and a conversation about who you are, not your labels. Since it’s creation in late 2010 I’ve been dreaming of this moment, the time that I could write and let you all know that dreams do come true. Always remember that anything is possible. Dreams are vital to life. With the Deck of Dreams you will share in 52 people’s dreams and learn about their experiences. The more people start share their experiences around their mental health experience, the more lives could be saved. Your chance to be one of the […]
The Deck of Dreams could be ready just before my birthday. In which case it will be one of the most memorable presents I could receive. It’s been nearly 2 years in the journey, since I climbed Adams Peak and created the concept of having a portable gallery of dreams. I hope that having a visual representation of so many people’s dreams will help make it more real for so many more. A question we ask when we sign up people to our Day to Day Living program where I work is about their hopes and dreams. I believe the deck […]
I received the news last week that Deck of Dreams has been funded by the Lord Mayor Clover Moore Salary Trust! It is great news just before Christmas and I am looking forward to sharing the creation process with you all! Needless to say I am very excited and have to give a big thank you to Douglas Holmes, Consumer Participation Officer, St Vincents Hospital, for applying for the funding. I will be working with designers from Breakout Communications to create the physical cards and I am sure they will look amazing! Thank you everyone for your participation and support […]
According to the ABS in 2001, 14,200 were “sleeping rough” in Australia… it’s Homeless Persons Week from 6th August to 12th August. Tomorrow, Friday, we’ll be running a Deck of Dreams workshop at The Wayside Chapel from 2pm – 4pm. This will be my second workshop at Wayside.
It’s a month away and I am eagerly anticipating the official opening of the DOD project. I believe that a launch usually indicates the beginning of a project, which is a good thing because this project is not quite finished. So here I am writing to extend the invitation to you to attend the Opening on 16th May (10:30am – 12:30pm at The OBrien Centre cnr Victoria and Burton St Darlinghurst, NSW) . Not quite as dramatic as a rocket launch but you get the idea. Look forward to seeing you there (Thanks to Douglas Holmes, you can RSVP online at […]
Yes, it’s been a while. This is how it happens, you get enthusiastic about a project and then somewhere along the way that enthusiasm dissipates and you’re left with random specks of inspiration. So it’s with these specks I write this post. The Wayside Chapel and St Vincent’s Hospital have come on board to support the Deck of Dreams (or could be affectionately known as DOD). I still see DOD as in it’s infancy and at this stage it still requires plenty of time and energy to grow. There will be a “grand opening” for DOD at St Vincent’s Hospital […]