What matters most? Looking after your mental health in National Palliative Care Week

What matters most? Looking after your mental health in National Palliative Care Week

Date
Fri 18 May 2018
What matters most? Looking after your mental health in National Palliative Care Week

May 20-26 2018 is National Palliative Care week. The theme for this year is ‘What matters most?’ 

The theme addresses the need for Australians to plan ahead for their end-of-life care and discuss it with their loved ones and health professionals. This not only benefits the person but also their loved ones around them. It highlights the importance of people with a life-limiting illness to have a high quality of life, right to the end of life.

Use these two resources – the online Dying to Talk Discussion Starter and Dying to Talk Card Game to help work out what matters most to you. 

A number of events are planned for National Palliative Care Week 2018. Click events page for national and local events. 

Watch a short video to learn more: click here 

For those bereaved by the death of a loved one, check out the bereavement resources from Queensland Health that provides information about community organisations that offer support, counselling and practical assistance.

Palliative care Queensland is another place to look for support and resources: wwww.palliativecareqld.org.au 

Dealing with grief and loss is also part of the healing process, for both the person in palliative care and their loved ones. For information on understanding grief and loss, different types of loss, signs of grief, how to cope, helping others, and where to get help, check out this queensland government website: click here

You may also call Griefline on: 1300 845 745 or search www.griefline.org.au