How We Help
We plan big but start small and every day is an opportunity to make a step in that direction (even on the days when everything seems a bit much). We're always looking for ways that the things we start doing together can keep happening with less or no support.
We like the people we work with to do us out of our job.
A big part of recovery is about getting the balance right. Sleep, exercise, connection, medication, activity, engagement and relaxation all contribute towards better mental health. With considered planning and consistent support, we can help build practical routines.
Independence in transportation provides access to a bigger world. Finding out where to go and how to get there, walking to the train station or bus stop, accessing timetables, planning travel times, paying fares… we can help build and practice skills.
Working & Learning
Engaging in study, work and regular activities can provide purpose, meaning and social connection and often provides motivation for other activities of daily life. There are any number of options – we can help explore and engage with the one that fits best.
Making ends meet is often a challenge and can mean getting less than is needed or even going without. Finding different ways to access and budget funds can make sure that money is there for the essentials when they’re needed.
Support is available via a variety of means and it's often just a matter of finding which ones are right and how they work best. Exploring local services, completing applications, learning new technology and accessing information are just a few of the ways that we can assist.
Achieving greater independence relies on a broad set of abilities, all of which require knowhow and practice. Gaining new skills takes time - which we’ve got – to learn, develop and maintain self-sufficiency.
Shopping & Cooking
Thinking of ideas, writing a shopping list, finding the groceries, using the checkout, following a recipe, preparing the ingredients and using what’s in the kitchen might all be needed just to make dinner tonight. We offer guidance and support in creating interesting and enjoyable meals.
Good mental health means supporting wellbeing from all angles. Attending appointments, incorporating achievable exercise, understanding medication, moderating consumption, eating for nutrition, accessing clinicians and getting good sleep are some of the essentials that we can promote.
Connecting With Others
Regular contact with us might be the first step in finding, forming and maintaining rewarding relationships – be they families, partners or communities of choice. There are so many people and so many ways to connect but making those connections can sometimes benefit from a bit of support.