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Working With A Mental Health Condition: Tips & Strategies

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Taking care of yourself and your mental health is important. We use the term mental health everyday and sometimes it can be misunderstood and be thought of in a negative way. So, what does the term mental health actually mean?

Mental health can be used to describe a range of conditions, but according to the World Health Organisation, mental health is ‘a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community’.

According to HeadsUp, ‘Ultimately, mental health is about being cognitively, emotionally and socially healthy - the way we think, feel and develop relationships - and not merely the absence of a mental health condition.

We love these explanations. It means we all need to look after our mental health.

A great way to look after your mental health is to be employed. Working with a mental health condition can help you with your recovery and improve your quality of life and wellbeing. At Good Sammy with have more than 60 years’ experience connecting people with disability with employment opportunities. It’s what we do, you could say it’s kind of our superpower.  

Over the years we’ve found people with disability flourish in the right job. It provides structure to a day-to-day routine, while providing financial benefits. It also feels great, gives purpose and a sense of belonging.  

But you may be feeling uncertain about if employment is right for you. You may not be clear on the disability employment services that are available to help you in your job.

That’s ok and it’s also understandable how you could be feeling.  

At Good Sammy we help with these concerns by:

  • Regularly discussing your goals and progress so you stay on track to achieving your dreams
  • Giving you practical tips and advice on how to look after yourself
  • Letting you know what support and assistance is available to you
  • Regularly chatting about your progress and adjusting your job or tasks
  • Helping to organise mentoring, training and development opportunities to help you in your job

If you need to change your role, that’s ok, it’s normal to adjust your employment and we will work through what this looks like for you. 

Are you ready to make the step into employment or change your current job?

If you have employment in your NDIS plan, then you can start immediately.

We’d love to chat with you. Call Good Sammy on (08) 9463 0562 or complete the form below, and we will help you find your dream job. Our Perth disability employment services team are ready for you.

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