As I start another week (it is immediately busy and I need to be responsive) I feel grateful for the work I do and the people at WCS that support this. It makes a difference to our capacity to respond to those in our programs. There are lots of calls this morning.
The CEO is visiting the building and we have a relaxed conversation about the weekend and about setting up meetings for the week as we start the day and walk through the doors together. I have another conversation with a colleague essentially about integrity and the hope for positive relationships in the sector that will ultimately have positive outcomes for participants. I feel hope and more gratitude.
I talk with clinical managers and key workers who have offered great support to people over the weekend. Therapeutic conversations, practical support and enjoyable social outings.
WCS is a part of a wide service community in Canberra. Its focus is on service and I think this is so much a part of the positive nature of the work and our task of keeping the fundamental values of hope, responsiveness, integrity and community so active and present in our days.
I wish I could do more today but there are limits. Mine and others. I let it go and trust the community and networks that we are part of and focus on the next thing.
Manager of Mental Health Transitions and Transition to Recovery
Monday, 6 June 2016