Action for Happiness: Self Care September Calendar
Each month, Action For Happiness releases a calendar packed with actions you can take to help create a happier and kinder world. This September, the focus is daily actions to help you be kinder to yourself (as well as others). Self care is crucial, particularly at the moment, and you may enjoy some of the daily challenges / reminders.
Even on a bad day there are normally some things that we can feel good about. Taking time to be grateful is not about ignoring the bad things – it just helps us focus our attention more on the positive, rather than dwell on the negative.
Write down three good things that happened to you today. They can be anything you feel good about or grateful for. Try to include why you felt each of the things was really good.
Try to write down your three good things every day if possible – but if for some reason you miss a day then don’t worry, just carry on the next day. You could even talk to your family or friends about your three good things and ask them about theirs.
In this edition:
– Grampians Service Provider Network Meeting: Last chance to register
– Australian Government: A Life Changing Life Campaign
– Val’s: LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Awareness Training – Introduction
Wellness & Reablement
– Goal Setting
Trauma Informed Care
– Article: Promoting trauma informed care during a pandemic
Department of Health
– Information for the Aged Care Sector: Issue 2021/16
– Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination reporting requirements for CHSP and NATSIFACP providers
The LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care training session provides an introduction to supporting and working with older LGBTI people. This program is delivered via Zoom and ideal for staff working across CHSP and/or supporting older people in the community or care settings. The session will introduce participants to the following:
– LGBTI communities, terminology, definitions & history
– Key aspects of LGBTI ageing
– An introduction to LGBTI inclusive practice
This interactive sessions is delivered via Zoom – the Zoom invitations will be sent only to registered participants prior to the training session.
This session is funded through CHSP sector support and development, and open to a maximum of 4 participants per organisation.
Further information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As places are limited please make sure you are able to attend and add this to your calendar.
Registration MUST include participants name and email – all bulk bookings (e.g. done by one person for others) will be deleted.
Meaningful and achievable goals are critical to the success of wellness and reablement. Without goals, clients can feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to get where they want to go. While there is no universal tool for setting meaningful and achievable goals, there are certain principles that should underpin the goal setting process with your clients.
The Department of Health’s Practical Guide Principles for goal setting is a great resource for providers. The practical guide details the process of developing ‘SMARTA’ goals and provides clear examples to demonstrate this in practice. It also contains a ‘Goal setting Checklist’ that could be incorporated within an audit process of Care plans, or as a guide for staff.
Take some time to reflect on the following:
Are goals always developed in collaboration with your clients?
How do you introduce the concept of goal setting with clients?
Do the goals developed met the principles of SMARTA goals?
Do your policy and procedures refer to SMARTA goals? How are staff aware of the expectations around goal setting?
Covid-19 can be a source of trauma for older people, who may demonstrate physical, emotional, behavioural and cognitive responses.
It can also impact aged care workers involved in their care, according to experts involved in delivering the federal government’s covid-19 grief and trauma response package. The health department-funded initiative includes a package aimed at supporting and up-skilling the aged care sector in trauma-informed care and self-care via a series of webinars, workbooks, fact sheets and self-assessment tools.
For the full article: https://communitycarereview.com.au/2021/08/17/promoting-trauma-informed-care-during-covid/
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