Welcome to our August issue of the monthly pulse, the Grace Healthcare – YCYW newsletter.
We do hope that you have been coping well with this lockdown. We know it is not easy and, it is worse for some than it is for others. We want to remind you to keep active and find a routine that works for you. Reach out if things get too stressful; it is natural to be stressed and not feel 100% sometimes. It’s common for people to experience mental health difficulties at some point in their life. Whether you’re feeling stressed, anxious, sad, or lost, there are always things you can do to take care of yourself.
Your mental health is important, and you must know how to take care of it. How well your mental health depends on many things – the lifestyle you lead, relationships with others, what you do at work or school, and more.
Most people struggling with their mental health don’t get help right away because they think it’s normal to feel this way. But the truth is that most people go through periods of feeling down or feeling like nothing will ever get better. That’s why getting help early can make a big difference in your life.
If you need help now call :
Lifeline – 13 11 14
Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800
Beyond Blue – 1300 224 636.
On a more positive note:
July was a massive month for us, as we mentioned in our July issue. But August has been extra massive. We are excited to share the news with you – Grace Healthcare YCYW is now a Registered NDIS Provider!
And that brings us to our next big NEWS – SIL!
Our New Service – SIL
Supported Independent Living (SIL) is now officially offered at Grace -Healthcare YCYW.
Supported Independent Living encourages people with disabilities to live as independently as possible by ensuring they have support in areas of their life where it is required. Grace Healthcare – YCYW will work with each participant to identify where the support is needed and what achievements each participant aims to achieve and prepare a complete personalized plan. Grace healthcare – YCYW will provide the supports that match our support workers with the participants to support the participants with daily living tasks and community access.
NDIS provides funding for Supported Independent Living. It is more suited for participants with complex needs. If you are not sure of your eligibility, we advise that you talk to your plan so they can make an assessment based on your “reasonable and necessary needs.” https://www.ndis.gov.au/providers/housing-and-living-supports-and-services/supported-independent-living.
“One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value” – Jim Rohn.
We encourage all our staff to get vaccinated. Let us all protect ourselves, our families, and the rest of our communities. For more information on vaccination, please visit: https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/getting-vaccinated-for-covid-19/when-will-i-get-a-covid-19-vaccine#check-your-eligibility
September is a month of a lot of awareness. There is the Childhood Cancer Awareness, Women’s mental health awareness (Liptember), Spina Bifida Awareness, Dystonia Awareness, Spinal Cord Injury Awareness, Are you Ok? Day and many more.
We encourage you to take a moment to learn more about these issues that affect many within our communities. There are also many ways to help out by donating to the causes or simply sharing your knowledge on the topic. Please read more on Childhood Cancer Awareness here:
A special mention to our recipient of the certificate of Excellence, Ajok Kuol, for the outstanding work she does with our participants – Your dedication and service is appreciated.
Until next time, stay safe and healthy!