Self Care Booklets

CRANAplus Bush Support Services Self Care Booklets are valuable resources. Developed by CRANAplus drawing on their extensive experience, they are free and available to any health practitioner.

CRANAplus Bush Support Services Guide to Bush Survival

Just as the remote area health setting is changing, current psychological thinking about the ways of assisting people to cope with stress has also evolved. There has been a shift away from a focus on negative emotions such as anxiety, depression, stress and trauma to a more positive psychology.

The CRANAplus Bush Support Services Guide to Bush Survival aims to help health workers understand the stressors they may encounter in the rural and remote health setting and to consolidate and build resilience through a variety of positive skills and strategies.

CRANAplus Bush Support Services Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle

The CRANAplus Bush Support Services Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle was written with the view of encouraging rural and remote area health workers to reflect on their own behaviour and attitudes that impact on their overall well-being and personal health.

This booklet embraces a holistic approach to self-care. It suggests that self-care is the cornerstone of well-being and that both mental and physical health is inter-related.

The self-care strategies explored in this booklet include exercising, healthy eating and drug and alcohol factors in order to maintain optimal physical fitness and good mental health.

This booklet encourages health workers in the remote context to make healthy lifestyle choices as part of their repertoire of dealing with workplace stress. It suggests ways of staying energised and motivated through having fun, and promoting relaxation.