This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with individuals to assess, promote and review all aspects of wellbeing. This unit applies to work with people living with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.

Unit details

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - collaboratively delivered wellbeing support reflecting recovery oriented practice with at least 3 people.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - legal and ethical considerations (international, national, state/territory, local) for client wellbeing, and how these are applied in organisations and individual practice; - principles and practices of holistic social emotional wellbeing; - impact of a lack of social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) on mental health; - evidence based practice in relation to support for the individual domains; - iatrogenic effects of mental illness diagnosis and treatment on an individual's wellbeing; - requirements for physical wellbeing, including: nutrition; exercise; food security/insecurity; self-care style opportunities and information; oral health; comprehensive health checks; access to health services, and natural supports and resources and sexual health strategies including contraception, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and strategies for sexual expression; - aspects of social wellbeing and types of social activity of that contribute to wellbeing; - aspects of emotional wellbeing; - aspects of cultural/spiritual wellbeing; - cognitive aspects that affect wellbeing; - models of change, including stages of change model; - awareness of social exclusion/inclusion, disadvantage, systemic oppression and power dynamics, and; - approaches to practice motivational interviewing; solution focused approaches; strength based approaches; cognitive behavioural approaches; narrative approaches and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

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