Making it happen - What this means for Michaela

What she does herself

  • Cleans out the sitting room where she keeps the rats once a week. She asked the worker at the community project to remind her to do it
  • She spends more time there and starts exercising again, gets a bath regularly and buys some new underwear and t-shirts
  • Spends her personal budget (identified for essential personal support to stay clean) on a personal supporter at the community project to provide the structured and practical support she needs e.g. to organise for her son to visit and ensure that the essential domestic tasks are performed, such as getting the garden cleared etc.

What she does with the support of the Mental Health Worker

  • Regular counselling/support sessions on handling anxiety, issues of psychiatric medication/ongoing management of daily life