What is Community Wellbeing?
A community that supports people to be connected, active and remain involved in the community now and in the future.
Wellbeing is important for everyone. When we look after our physical, emotional, and social health we are often more capable of coping with other things in life and often have more confidence to stay physically and mentally healthy and feel like a valued member of our community.
These things play an important part in maintaining a socially inclusive approach to promoting wellbeing through:
- Maintaining accommodation
- Developing social skills
- Building and maintaining knowledge and access to services
- Linking to specific needs services
- Accessing education, training and employment opportunities
- Access to recreation and leisure activities.
By staying connected, remaining involved and taking control you will improve your wellbeing.
Wellbeing is an individual journey and process. It can involve many things and these things are different for everyone.
Some of the things we know help us maintain our well-being are:
- Connecting with others and feeling socially connected
- Remembering what positives there are in life
- Have a stay well plan in place, either developed with a professional or with a friend or one you have developed yourself
- Starting a mind map to visually track short term and long term progress and goals
- Knowing triggers and addressing them positively
- Participating in activities and programs
- Contributing to community
- Dealing with everyday stress
- Balancing energy into all areas of life
- Taking time for self
- Relaxation and sleep
- Regular exercise
- Eating correctly
- Asking for help when needed
Go with what works for you, ditch what doesn’t. BE YOURSELF and BE KIND TO YOURSELF.
- Emergency Relief and Referral Services – The Open Door – Emergency Relief and Referral Services – The Open Door provides emergency relief and a safe place for anyone requiring help. No appointment is necessary and opening hours are weekdays (excluding public holidays) 9am – 4pm.
- Legal Services Commission of South Australia – Law For You. A short guide to migrants living in South Australia
- Legal Services Commission of South Australia – Publications to help with legal and other matters.
- Mental Health First Aid – A national not-for-profit organisation focused on mental health training and research.
- Mental Health Triage Service – The SA Health Mental Health Triage Service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This Service is the main point of access to mental health services, can provide advice and information on mental health emergency or crisis situation, and is staffed by mental health clinicians. If you feel that you may be in need of mental health support and have never accessed a mental health service before, please contact your GP or phone our mental health triage services on 13 14 65.
- Shine SA – A not-for-profit provider of primary care services and education for sexual and relationship wellbeing.
- YMCA of South Australia’s recreation database Info-Link – This database contains a huge range of recreational and social opportunities to explore and choose from, including sports, arts, games and personal development activities. We hope this information will inspire people of all backgrounds and abilities to get involved in their community by participating in recreational activities.
- SA Practitioners List (Trans Health SA) – A list of health professionals who support transgender identifying and gender diverse people in South Australia. This website will be undergoing some changes in 2017, as it aims to provide professionals and the community with more information. This list is frequently updated.
- SHine SA (SA) – SHine SA is a leading not-for-profit provider of primary care services and education for sexual and relationship wellbeing. SHine SA’s service and education delivery model works to provide sexual health education, early intervention, health promotion, clinical services and therapeutic counselling.
- Equal Opportunity Commission of South Australia – The Equal Opportunity Commission provides three main services in South Australia:information, education, and assessing and resolving complaints. They provide information about equal opportunity (EO) in a range of publications and fact sheets an on their website. you can phone, call into our office or make an appointment to see us if you have an enquiry. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org