As well as caring in a practical way, adult social care professionals need to know how to recognise and promote good mental health and wellbeing practices. The objective is to help the people they care for to enjoy their life, and to be resilient to cope with life’s ups and down.
Being respected, valued, understood and being able to get fully involved and play a full part in your community are just some of the factors that can promote a positive sense of self and feeling good.
Adult social care workers play a key role in promoting good mental health and helping people to take action to improve their wellbeing. There are a number of common core principles to help achieve this aim.