The online Wellness Communications Kit is one step closer to completion with a committed group of creative service providers contributing to a focus group held earlier this month.
As part of the development of this resource to assist service providers with spreading the message about the Wellness Approach to staff, clients and their carers, a focus group was held at CommunityWest to work through the elements of the kit.
Seven providers, five from the metropolitan area (People Who Care, City of Wanneroo, TAPSS Community Care, Mercy Care, Chung Wah Community and Aged Care) and two representatives from the regions (Community Home Care, Dowerin HACC services), assisted with reviewing the material. The main aim of the session was to ask providers if the contents of the kit were user-friendly and relevant to their needs.
What did it need?
The project team was also keen to explore if there were any helpful tools that had been left out or, had been included, but perhaps needed a little more content to support their inclusion. Current content in the kit includes samples to assist staff to communicate the Wellness Approach via brochures, recruitment advertisements, website posting material, and so forth.
Overall, feedback received from this very enthusiastic group was extremely positive. All recommendations made were very astute and helpful to the project team and have been noted for inclusion in the final draft version. It is anticipated that the online Wellness Communications Kit will be available for guidance and use August/September.