Buy Swap Sell: Things that make me smile.

Shoes: brand new, never worn, just a bit scuffed.

Buy Swap Sell

Buy Swap and Sell sites have become so popular with the rise of social media that I would say they are now more common than newspaper classifieds and community notice boards. Continue reading “Buy Swap Sell: Things that make me smile.”

Protective Behaviours Australia: A personal safety program

Protective Behaviours can be used by children, young people and adults to help keep themselves safe and work towards reducing violence in the community.

 Protective Behaviours Australia

Anyone who follows me on facebook will have noticed me posting links from Protective Behaviours Australia,  a personal safety program education and empowering people to be safe in our community.

Violence against women and children is a topic close to me heart and soul and I make no apologies for my zealous contribution to making society safer for women and children.

I love the posts by Protective Behaviours Australia and will continue to share them. Here is a bit about the organisation.

Protective Behaviours Mission

… is to reduce the incidence of abuse and violence in the community through empowerment and education.

The two Central Themes of Protective Behaviours are:

Protective Behaviours

 

 

Safety

Safety, in the context of Protective Behaviours, identifies how a person feels when they are safe and how they recognise that safety. This skill is important as it enables a person to identify when they may be feeling unsafe. Safety is defined by the individual.

Protective Behaviours

Want More?

Check out the PBA website here.

Protective Behaviour state by state

Protective Behaviours News and Events

 

Why write about my mental illness?

Mental illness is common and does not discriminate age, gender, social circumstances, race or religion.

Why do I write about my mental illness?

As I said in my last post, some of you may be wondering why I have chosen to write and then go a step further and publish publicly my personal journey of living with a mental health issue. That is a very good question as I could have easily continued my journey privately. Continue reading “Why write about my mental illness?”

Medication errors in healthcare settings

While abbreviations can be time saving and convenient their use does not always ensure patient safety.

Medication errors in healthcare settings

Did you know that medication errors are one of the most commonly reported clinical incidents in acute health care settings? Continue reading “Medication errors in healthcare settings”

The gift of depression and anxiety.

Something was gnawing at me, trying to get my attention to say things were not right.

 

The gift of depression and anxiety. Why my burnout was a blessing in disguise

Mental health issues are not generally discussed in glowing terms and certainly not as a gift. Those of us living with some sort of mental health issue don’t actually enjoy the symptoms or challenges associated with them. Continue reading “The gift of depression and anxiety.”

Acupuncture: Can it help manage depression and anxiety?

When there is congestion on the highway, energy gets backed up.

Can acupuncture help manage depression and anxiety?

There are many strategies to consider beyond the medical model of care for the management of mental health issues. Continue reading “Acupuncture: Can it help manage depression and anxiety?”

Returning to work frogone it.

There were times that I wondered if I would ever return to work.

This week I have returned to work (my paid employment that is) after 10 weeks leave. That it has been hard is the understatement of the year to date.

Continue reading “Returning to work frogone it.”

Resilience

To be resilient one must also have their own needs met

Resilience is my favourite human characteristic.

Resilience is the ability to rise back stronger than ever following a setback or challenge. Rather than let failure, unexpected changes or stressful situations affect them negatively those with resilience have the ability to bounce back, adapt and rise from the ashes. Continue reading “Resilience”