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Reclaiming your life

Reclaiming your life is about taking control and learning to manage your own wellbeing. This doesn't mean you're on your own, it means taking responsibility for seeking the help and support you need.

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Reclaim your life

Work with the people around you to identify your needs. 

Get involved with: 

TRIP MAP Shared Decision Making Tool 

Use shared decison making methods for making tough choices:

  • T Think about the problems, pressures, people, and priorities
  • R Research facts and possible solutions
  • I Identify options
  • P Weigh the Pluses and
  • M Minuses for each option
  • A Action planning
  • P Ponder the results of the decision

(Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Advise for carers 

Keep the process of decision making as close to the person as possible

  • Let the person you care for make their own decisions

  • Help them make sense of their problems

  • Work with, rather than do for or to. 
  • Avoid relationships that create dependency.