Promoting mental health in the workplace benefits everyone; we all have a role to play in looking after our own mental health and in creating a mentally healthy workplace. Brief snapshot of mental illness in Australia In each year, approximately one in every five Australians will experience a mental illness. About 4% of people will […]
If you are eligible to use a Disability Employment Service (DES provider) then you get to choose which one you want to go to. It is your right to choose and change DES providers if they do not meet your expectation. This right is protected by the National Standards for Disability Services. Many people report […]
Staff at our CHESS office in Kempsey are doing terrific work engaging with and supporting the community! Sue Read (Employment & Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) and Karen Vidler (Partners in Recovery) are pictured here in the vibrant Kempsey office which features artwork from the local community. Kempsey has a significant Aboriginal community and both […]
It’s often only a few turns of phrase here and there, but many people unintentionally use language that undermines a person living with mental illness.
The Awards are presented to local businesses, services, groups and individuals for providing access to people with disabilities above standard requirements, for good inclusive practise and for championing accessibility and inclusion.
People living with disability are characterised as having a high level of loyalty and commitment to their chosen role. Let’s explore the facts.
As a carer it can be a little too easy to lose yourself in the demands on your role and forget to look after your own mental health. Vicarious Trauma can result from empathic engagement with others experiencing trauma. Vicarious Trauma can affect you at every level of your being and leave you feeling out […]
Job interviews can feel be challenging – especially if you’re new to the workforce or returning after an absence. Meeting the challenge head on and cultivating a positive mindset so you can go into your interview with confidence can really make the difference when it comes to connecting with your potential employer.