Tonje Marita Reksen Farstad

Tonje Marita Reksen Farstad

About me

I am a mom with two kids, born and raised in Trondheim. I am passionate about great conversations and sharing experiences that can improve the understanding and knowledge of others.

“My life is not a bed of roses, but it’s a life I am happy with.”

Works with

I am a project coordinator/peer supporter at GLIMT Recoverysenter, a centre that focuses on people’s resources and empowerment. We offer workshops, classes and counselling in various art forms and music, and assist people in becoming in charge of their own lives. I share my own experiences and have talks about my own recoveryprocess, both at GLIMT and to external audiences. I am partly in charge of reporting, seeking grants, budgets and running the GLIMT Recoverysenter alongside our team leader.

Experience

I have lived experience from mental health challenges, both being a patient in specialist health services, being outside the worklife and entering the work life after having mental health challenges. I share my own experiences and have talks about my own recoveryprocess, both at GLIMT and to external audiences. I worked as a project team member on the “Voksen, men ung” project, offering activities for young adults. I was the project leader at “Ta plass” arts and culture centre. I am a certified process leader with “Verktøykassa for brukermedvirkning”. I have a lot of knowledge about working within the service user organization field, doing volunteer work, and helping people in difficult situations.

About Ingvild M. Kvisle

Works as a project team member in KBT. Works with User Interviews User, dialogue meetings, webpage and social media.