If you or your loved one are newly in need of support, whether it be for companionship, medical or non-medical purposes, it can be overwhelming to navigate the various options available. In this blog we highlight some of the different types of support available and provide some tips and advice on how you can choose the right support team for you. By no means an exhaustive list, below are just some of the main areas of support offered by agencies and providers. Non-Medical Sup
People often ask for advice and one of the most common questions we get asked is about remaining positive. Recently a mother who we have been supporting at home asked: "I am doing everything I can to remain positive, but it seems like my personal life is becoming harder and harder every day. I know it's important to focus on the positive and not the negative so what should I do to keep thinking positive thoughts?” We know that being positive won't necessarily make things easi
We all know life can be can be pretty challenging and having healthy coping skills can be the key to getting through tough times. Coping skills help you tolerate, minimise, and deal with stressful situations in life. Managing your stress well can help you feel better physically and psychologically and it can impact your ability to perform your best. Not all coping skills are created equal and sometimes, it’s tempting to engage in strategies that will give quick relief but mig
Following up on our last blog acknowledging National Carers Week, today's blog is all about resilience which is an essential skill and trait that Carers need everyday. Resilience is our ability to adapt and bounce back when things don't go as planned. If you have never experienced challenges in your life, you don't know how strong you can be. A resilient person doesn't give up or fall apart every time something bad happens to them. They work through the problem, and are str
When it comes to NDIS service providers one thing you’re not short on is options. So how do you choose the right NDIS service provider for you, your child or your loved one? Service providers are your personal team of supporters. Their job is to help you live your best life and achieve your goals. A service provider is a person, business or organisation who delivers funded services as part of your NDIS Plan. Service providers have different areas of experience and expertise.
Mental Health Month is celebrated each year in the month of October in NSW. This awareness month encourages all of us to think about our mental health and well being, regardless of whether we may have a lived experience of mental illness or not. This month also gives us the opportunity to understand the importance of mental health in our everyday lives. The following blog provides an overview of what mental health is, provides some signs that may indicate that somebody is hav
For many families, Christmas is a time of celebration, fun and the chance to be together as a family. If you are a parent of a child on the autism spectrum or with an intellectual disability, Christmas can be a very different experience. What is meant to be a time of fun, warmth and giving can quickly turn into a Christmas nightmare fraught with challenges and difficulties for all concerned. In this blog, we have put together some tips and advice that may help reduce some of