This video by the NSW Health Commission shares some interesting, positive experiences of mental health NDIS participants in the Hunter region.
Connecting Futures is an event held by the Salvation Army's Employment Plus recruitment services to bring pro active employers and enthusiastic job seekers together. It is an opportunity for job seekers to speak to employers from various industries to find out what it is like to work in the industry and what skills and qualifications are needed.
Kathryn came to Accuro Homecare after completing her Certificate III in Individual Support. Previously, she did a stint with a Fairfax newspaper and spent 16 years working in child care. She decided a change in career was in order as she loves helping others and loves the satisfaction of assisting those that she supports stay in their home and out of institutional care for longer.
The 10th of Oct each year is World Mental Health Day. It is a day for mental health awareness and education, for those who may have an mental illness and for those who know someone who has.
In Australia there is still much stigma surrounding mental health. We continually see and hear misrepresentations in the media and through conversation about people suffering a mental illness. Words such as 'crazy', 'lunatic', 'hopeless', 'loony' and 'maniac' can be thrown around without much thought to the damage they inflict on peoples lives.
Accuro Homecare is now working with Castle Personnel to make available to our all of our workers, the government funded Work Assist program. Work Assist is a free service to employers with staff who have difficulty performing their role due to an injury, disability or health condition. Castle Personnel, under this program, will provide experienced Employment Support Managers who will develop strategies and provide advice and assistance for at least 6 months to help improve a persons ability to perform their duties.
Hilda was diagnosed with MS many years ago and normal day to day tasks became more difficult for her over time. 18 months ago, after a fall, Hilda and her husband, Gary, decided it was time to seek supports.
Gary wanted a local provider but had trouble finding one with availability. He contacted Accuro Homecare. We were able to provide the supports they needed when they needed.