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Feeling stressed? You're not alone.
Mindfulness strategies all involve a single focus on the activity you are currently doing. With no distractions, mindfulness allows you to concentrate fully on one activity.
These can take the form of:
• Mindful eating
• Mindful movement,
like walking
• Mindful colouring
and drawing
• Mindful meditation or yoga
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info on maintaining your mental health.
If you’ve ever had a particularly busy period at work, there's a chance that you’ve felt overwhelmed or out of control because you had too much on your plate.
Unfortunately, feeling “stressed out”
is something too many of us are familiar with. It can be all consuming, making
it difficult to be productive and happy at work.
The World Health Organization (WHO) considers stress “the health epidemic of our time”, with stress-related absenteeism directly costing Australian employers around 10 billion dollars
a year. It is particularly rife in the community care industry, with jobs in this field regularly topping the lists of most stressful occupations.
 Foresight & planning
Resilient people are good planners. They anticipate and prepare for potential issues, and have strategies in place to manage workload during busy periods. Not only will this help increase productivity, but it also reduces the likelihood of feeling overwhelmed or out of control.
At Just Better Care, we use our mobile technology app to provide our community-based staff with real-time information, allowing them to effectively prepare
for services they are providing to customers in the community.
We also partner with Acacia Connection to provide all staff and their immediate family members with access to free counselling and support services 24/7.
Social connectedness
Ask for help when you need it. It’s important to build
a community of trusted friends, family and colleagues around you, whom you feel comfortable leaning on for support. It’s especially important you have this network in your workplace.
Stress isn’t something we can always avoid, but by implementing these simple tips into your life you can dramatically reduce its effects.
When working in the community, Support Professionals and nurses often work autonomously. At Just Better Care we provide staff with opportunities to come together on a regular basis at team meetings and training sessions. This not only provides our staff with opportunities to learn and grow, but it supports social connectedness and enables our staff to network and connect with each other.

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