14 Jul TDHS Social Support Group back in full swing
At TDHS the health and wellbeing of our staff and consumers is, and always will be, paramount. It is our responsibility to not only provide a safe workplace, but also a safe environment for the consumers we care for.
As we move to a ‘COVID’ normal state, in line with advice from the Department of Health (DoH) the following changes will take place, effective as of Thursday 6th July 2023:
- Visitors to the ward are no longer required to complete screening questions or a RAT on entry to TDHS.
- There is no longer a limit to the number of participants allowed to attend SSG during a session.
- There is no longer a limit to the number of participants allowed in the gym.
For consumers accessing acute care, aged care, and community/allied health services our COVID-19 screening questionaries will continue. Visitors will continue to have access to N95 masks and RATS.
Please note that we will continue to monitor the COVID situation, both internally and externally, and this could mean that at times we will need to revert back to some of the COVID-19 restrictions. For more information regarding our COVID-19 restrictions, please contact TDHS on 5558 6000.
Winter is here and comes with its own health challenges, including outbreaks of colds, flu and COVID-19, and we continue to encourage our community to use the tools available to care for not only themselves, but also the elderly and vulnerable members within our community:
- Mask wearing;
- RAT tests;
It’s also important to protect and maintain your emotional wellbeing as some of us can experience the winter blues. Some simple ways to improve your mental wellbeing could be:
- Get healthy – be active, eat well and get enough sleep
- Keep learning – challenge your mind and seek out new things
- Show kindness – give back, show gratitude and bring joy to others’ lives
- Connect more – develop relationships, stay connected and care for each other
- Take notice – be mindful. Stay in the moment. Experience the world around you.
- Embrace nature – step outside, connect with the natural world and take care of the planet.
Even time in your own yard or balcony, or a walk around the block makes a difference.
Please remember that it is important to get support whenever your reactions seriously affect your ability to do your usual day-to-day activities.
Please find below avenues to seek assistance.