With over 15 years experience working in Montessori education and with young
people, she is passionate about the importance of taking the time to form secure,
positive therapeutic relationships with individuals in order for them to feel heard and
If you are feeling pressured by another provider to move your Support Coordination to them, they are not an ethical provider. Sadly, this is very common. Providers that provide every service and want to monopolise and really need to stop trying to poach people and offer to do all their services. For many people, the benefits of having an independent Support Coordinator who does an awesome job greatly outweighs the service they are offering.
Participants are feeling this isolation heavily. I have had some weeks. It is becoming difficult for any of us practice the healthy strategies that we have developed over our lives to help us manage our mental health. For many people, these practices are no longer possible. This period of time calls for Support people to think outside the box with supporting their participants.