Our Recruitment Drive events kicked off this week with a student forum in Coffs and a community event in Grafton. Both events were a great success! Our turnouts were bigger than expected and we got to meet a group of really amazing and motivated individuals who I’m sure will make great Peer & Case Workers. […]
Services operating in the mental health sector have progressed the language around mental illness to promote recovery and wellness for people living with mental illness. With this culture of language in mind, the word disability has not been a term used often within mental health recovery focused services or organisations, like CHESS Employment. Because of […]
CHESS’ informal NDIS Planning Café’s are a safe space where locals across the Mid North Coast and Clarence Valley can come in for a coffee and a chat, and get more information about the upcoming NDIS rollout and what it means for them. We’ve found that there is a lot of confusion or lack of […]
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.
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 […]
Psychosocial Disability (PSD) is a term used to describe disabilities that may arise, due to mental health issues. There is potential for the upcoming National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to greatly improve the lives of people living with PSD