Our lives are filled with various activities that shape our lifestyles and are influenced by the culture we 'associate' with.' The categories used to describe the various areas of our lives that we engage in to fill our days and nights. The areas of life covered in this website focus on various areas of functioning that contribute to how we feel, think and behave. These domains of life include:

  • Housing & Accommodation 

  • Food

  • Domestic Environment

  • Self-care

  • Day-Time Activities

  • Night-Time Activities

  • Physical Health

  • Mental Health

  • Knowledge & Awareness

  • Relationships

  • Parenting

  • Family Life

  • Transporting

  • Money, Welfare & Benefits

  • Employment & Volunteering

  • Cultural Affairs

  • Spiritual Affairs

  • Leisure, Recreation & Entertainment

  • Lifestyle & Other Activities

DOMAINS OF LIFE

Housing & Accommodation

Housing and accommodation is one's residential living arrangements. Housing programs and services are available for people with the lived experience in a number of domains including:

  • Public Housing

  • Community Housing

  • Accommodation Providers

  • Transitional Support Accommodation

  • Men's Hostels

  • Women's Refuges & Shelters

  • Guest & Boarding Houses

  • Group Homes

  • Home Ownership & Mortgage Arrangements

  • Rental Properties

  • Caravan Parks

  • Hotel, Motel & Pubs

  • Backpackers / Hostel

  • Nursing Homes

  • Retirement Villages

  • Rental Assistance & Subsidies

  • Mobile Housing

  • Real Estate Agencies

  • Homelessness Services

Food

Mental health has a huge effect on their dietary patterns. The foods one eats has numerous sources in the community.

  • Soup Kitchens  

  • Food Assistance & Banks

  • Soup Kitchen

  • Food Parcels, Vouchers, Hampers & Packs

  • Delivery of Meals

  • Meal Preparation

  • Dietary Supplementation

  • Shopping Centres

  • Fruits & Vegetable Markets

  • Fast Food & Takeaway

  • Nutritionists

  • Dieticians

  • Naturopaths

  • Herbologists

  • Canteens

The domestic environment is the physical condition of one's living environment. A consumer's domestic environment is related to their ability to look after their home and maintain their backyard. The state of one's domestic environment plays a huge role in the development & maintenance of mental health as well as the existence of co-existence of other physical conditions.

  • Flooring & Carpeting

  • Home Care & Home Care Packages

  • ElectricityWater & Utilities

  • Furniture & Whitegoods & Appliances

  • Toiletry

  • Heating & Air Conditioning

  • Home Maintenance, Modifications & Repairs

  • Washing, Drying & Ironing

  • Rails & Ramps

  • Plumbing

  • Sewerage

  • Housework & Cleaning Services

  • Gardening

  • Mowing & Garden Maintenance 

  • Hoarding & Squalor Programs

  • Decluttering Services

  • Pest-Control & Fumigation

  • Waste & Rubbish Movement

Domestic Environment

Self-Care

Self-care refers to the daily habits, rituals and activities one does to look after themselves to maintain their health physically, emotionally, cognitively, socially & spiritually. 

  • Lifeskills

  • Self-Neglect

  • Medication Compliance & Management

  • Stress Management & Relaxation

  • Anger Management

  • Meditation

  • Dental Care

  • Sleep Routine

  • Exercise

  • Bathing & Showering

  • Toileting & Toilet Hygeine

  • Dressing & Undressing

  • Feeding

  • Functional Mobility

  • Personal Care devices

  • Personal Hygiene & Grooming

  • Continence Management

  • Catheter Care

  • Wound Management

  • Walking Supports, Frames & Assistance Technology

  • Manual Lifting Devices & Bed Rails

  • Falls Prevention Programs

DAy-Time Activities

Day-time activities are the things that keeps people engaged and active during the day. These may include:

  • Day-To-Day Activities

  • Living Skills Programs

  • Vocational & Recreation Services

  • Clubhouses & Drop-In Centres

  • Sporting Activities & Events

  • Leisure & Recreation Facilities,Games & Events

  • Community Events

  • Social Clubs

  • Service Clubs

  • Support Groups

  • Entertainment

  • Computing & Gaming

  • Rituals & Ceremonies

  • Meditation, Prayer & Contemplation

  • Music

  • Dance

  • Art & Craft

  • Cooking, Cleaning & Baking

  • Physical Activities & Exercise

  • Gyms & Fitness

  • Pools, Spas & Saunas

  • Reading & Writing

  • Indoor Games

  • Trivia & Quizzes

  • Library Services

  • Hobbies

Night-Time Activities

Nightlife are the activities one engages in to provide entertainment during the night.

  • Restaurants

  • Live Music & Concerts

  • Movie Theatre & Cinemas

  • Plays, Drama, Musicals & Shows

  • Television

  • Night Clubs

  • Pubs

  • Parties

Physical Health is the level of physical functioning and the various areas involved in maintaining the balance, strength, endurance, mobility, dexterity and integrity of physical body. With people with mental illness there is a large degree of co-morbidity with co-existing physical condition, particularly in relationship to chronic disease, illness, disability and physical trauma.

  • Men's Health

  • Women's Health

  • Sexual Health

  • Pain Management

  • Brain Injury

  • Pharmacies

  • General Practitioners

  • Medical Specialists

  • Surgical Services

  • Nursing

  • Allied Health: Occupational Therapy, Physiology & Social Work

  • Optometrists & Other Vision Services

  • Hearing Services

  • Dentistry

  • Dietetics

  • Exercise Physiology

  • Manual Therapy: Physiotherapy, Osteopath,  ChiropracticMassage

  • Speech Pathology

  • Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

  • Naturopathy

  • Hands On Healing

  • Aromatherapy

  • Herbology

Physical Health

Mental Health

Mental Health is one's level of functioning of the mind. This includes one's thoughts, feelings, emotions and intentions, especially when related to a psychosocial disability, psychiatric illness, psychological distress, psychotic symptoms, alcohol or other drug abuse, addictions or co-dependency, suicide risk, trauma, and one's safety to self (e.g. self-harm) and others. 

  • Psychiatrists

  • Psychological Therapies: Psychologists, Counsellors & Psychotherapists

  • Mental Health Nurses

  • Community Mental Health & Mental Health Non-Government Organisations

  • Public Mental Health Facilities (e.g. Hospitals & Emergency Departments)

  • Eating Disorders Clinic

  • Pharmacies

  • Early Psychosis Programs

  • Hearing Voices Networks

  • Suicide Prevention Services

  • Anxiety Clinics

  • Support Groups (e.g. Bereavement, anxiety, Alcoholic or Drug Dependencies Support Groups

  • Drug & Alcohol Services

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Services

  • Crisis Lines

Basic Education

Basic education refers to the degree to which one is informed and has knowledge and awareness to engage productively in the community. All people have different levels in relation to reading, writing, understanding, comprehending language, concentrating, remembering, analysing, finding solutions to problems, learning a new tasks and maintaining a conversation.

  • Life Skills

  • Educational Attainment: High School, TAFE, University, Community College)

  • Professional Development

  • Capacity Building Programs

  • Information On Mental & Physical Health Conditions

  • Information On Treatment

  • Ability To Use A Mobile Phone

  • Ability To Use The Computer

  • Ability To Use Social Media

  • Mental Health Literacy

  • Community Literacy

  • Awareness Raising Campaigns

  • Anti-Stigma Campaigns

  • Media Campaign

  • Political Campaigns

Relationships

Relationships are our interpersonal associations with others including company, intimate bonds, sexual expression, interactions with friends, families, partners, work associates, children, siblings, animals & community groups. They are one's social life, social networks and exchanges in which one must has a capacity in relationship to their ability get along with people, deal with people they do not know, maintain a friendship, get along with people who are close to them and make new friends. Aspects of relationships include

  • Company

  • Intimate Relationships

  • Sexual Relationships & Expression

  • Carer Support

  • Care of Children

  • Care of Pets

  • Family Support

  • Teachers

  • Mentors & Peer Support

  • Community Groups

  • Sporting Clubs

  • Service Clubs

  • Support Workers

  • Support Groups

  • Advocacy Groups

  • Respite Services

  • Gyms

Family life is one's affiliations by birth, marriage or other relationship. A family may include spouses, parents, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters,grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces and siblings in law.

  • Family History & Genealogy 

  • Parenting Support Groups

  • Family Counselling

  • Family Law & Family Law Courts

  • Adoption & Orphans

  • Parental Leave

  • Breast & Baby Feeding 

  • Childhood Development & Behaviour Services

  • Childcare & Daycare Centres

  • Playgroups

  • Preschool

  • Junior Supports

  • Playgrounds

  • Library Services

  • Early Learning & Development

  • Child Abuse & Neglect

  • Juvenile Justice Services

  • Family Hotlines

  • Family Education

  • Family Day Care

Family, Parenting & Care of Children

Spiritual Affairs

Spirituality is one's religious & ethical belief systems that determines the ways in which people fulfill what they hold to be the purpose of their lives, search for meaning, develop a sense of connectedness and facilitate values and experiences that increase their appreciation and fulfillment in life. Spiritually can be practiced privately or through organised religions such as Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and the like as well as in Spiritual Communities.

  • Places of Worship

  • Religious Services

  • Rituals & Ceremonies

  • Religious Church Groups

  • Scripture Groups

  • Meditation Groups

  • Yoga Groups

  • Prayer, Contemplation & Meditation 

  • Chanting, Spells & Affirmations

  • Spiritual Networks, Gatherings & Sharing Circles

  • Shamanism & Spiritual Journeys

  • Retreat

  • MetaphysicsOccult, Mysticism & Pagan Groups

  • Psychics, Guides & Mediums 

  • Paranormal & Parapsychology

  • Angels & Archetypes

  • Ethical Frameworks

  • Spiritual Development Workshops

  • The Interfaith Movement

Transport

Transport is one's ability to get around. This includes one's capacity for mobility such as standing up for long periods, standing up from sitting around, moving around, getting out of the home and walking long distances as well as one's ability to drive, use public transport

  • Public Transport

  • Driving a Car

  • Driving Other Vehicles

  • Catching a Bus

  • Taking a Train or Ferry

  • Catching a Plane

  • Riding a Bike

  • Driving Licences

  • Truck Licenses

  • Community Transport

  • Medical Transport

  • Recreational Transport

  • Bus Hire

  • Taxis

  • Shuttle Buses

  • Walking Aids

  • Wheelchairs

  • Wheelchair Access

  • Car Sales

  • Bike Shops

Money, Welfare & Benefits

Managing one's financial resources are important in maintaining one's mental health. Often people will need support to budged and communicate with welfare agencies, taxation agencies, banks & other agencies to manage their finances to ensure that all people have enough money to live highly functioning lives

  • Centrelink

  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) 

  • Welfare & Social Security Agencies

  • Benefits & Entitlements

  • Income Support 

  • Trustee & Guardian: Financial Management & Supported Decision Orders

  • Financial Counselling, Budget Support & Financial Literacy

  • Banks & Loans

  • No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS)

  • Tax Help

  • Rent & Bonds

  • Water, Electricity & Utilities

  • Debt Management, Insolvency and Bankruptcy

  • Disability Support Pensions

  • Carers Allowance

  • Aged Care Pensions

  • Rental Subsidies

  • Child Support Subsidies

  • Education & Study Subsidies

  • Income Support Programs

Work is an important factor in one's development providing a sense of purpose whether this is full-time, part-time casual or a volunteer. Various providers are available to explore and make plans about the future for school leavers, students, the unemployment, people returning to the workforce and looking for opportunities to improve skills through volunteering. Multiple services are out there to empower people to find lasting employment and realise one's potential.

  • Apprenticeships

  • Traineeships

  • Work Experience

  • Employment Providers

  • Disability Employment Service (DES)

  • Mature Age Employment Services

  • Specialist Job Seeking Assistance

  • Employment Hubs

  • Job Network Providers

  • On-the-job Training & Support

  • Workplace Modification

  • Carers Advisors

  • Skills Assessments

  • Placement Support

  • Interview & Presentation Skill Development

  • Resume Assistance 

  • Occupational Rehabilitation services

  • Occupational Performance Assessments

  • Jobactive Programs

  • Jobseeker Websites

  • Supported Employment & Day Programs

  • Transition to Work Programs

  • Life Skills Program

  • Resume Writing Support

  • Recruitment & Training Services

  • Job Interview Support

  • Small Business Ownership & Business Development

  • Social Enterprises

  • Business Training

  • Employment Support Campaigns

  • Volunteer Agencies & Referral Services

  • Advice

  • Accredited & Professional Development Training

  • Volunteer Management Consulting

  • Corporate Volunteering

  • Job Capacity Assessment Providers

WORK, Employment & Volunteering

Cultural Affairs

 One's culture is one's way of life. It has a great impact on live day to day and the way people perceive mental health. There are a number of programs, services and initiatives that provide culturally appropriate information, outreach & support services for people who identify as being an Indigenous Australian, have Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) background or is an immigrant, refugee, asylum seek or from the LGBTI community. These services aim to reduce cultural isolation, enhance cultural awareness, maintain cultural heritage, create cultural opportunities, support community integration, reduce racism and cultural discrimination and address needs of these diverse communities.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Centres, Services & Programs

  • Aboriginal Liaison Officers

  • Transcultural Mental Health

  • Immigration, Refugee & Asylum Seeker Support & Advocacy

  • Health Promotion Programs  for Immigrants, Refugees & Asylum Seekers

  • Refugee Health

  • Community Development Projects

  • Humanitarian Services

  • Migrant Advice

  • Settlement Services

  • Multicultural Services

  • Multicultural Problem Gambling Services

  • CALD Domestic Assistance 

Disability Services

Many programs provide support for people with disabilities including a range of health and home care services to support an individual with a disability to live the way they want. 

  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

  • Disability Support Pension (DSP)

  • Support Coordination

  • Home & Vehicle Modification

  • Help at Home

  • Recreational Transport

  • Medical & Mobility Equipment

  • Social Activities & Events

  • Meal Preparation

  • Home Nursing

  • Travel Training

  • Personal Care

  • Respite Care

  • Mental Health Support

Leisure,  Recreation & Entertainment

Leisure, recreation & entertainment are all the activities one engages in their spare time, down-time, and more generally the time when people aren't at work, for pleasure and relaxation. It is therefore important for communities to have the necessary facilities and green space for people to enjoy their engagement in these leisure, recreation and entertainment activities.

Justice and correctional services are all those activities aimed and maintaining justice and keeping communities safe. This includes a number of services related to keeping inmates secure, supervising offenders in the community and reducing people committing crimes.

  • Police Stations

  • Courts

  • Prisons & Other Correctional Facilities

  • Juvenile Justice Factilities

  • Community Services Orders

  • Probation & Parole Services & Units

  • Community Corrections

  • Offender Services & Programs

  • Correctional Services Industry

  • Intensive Education Services

  • Custody PRograms

  • Behavioural Disorders Services

  • Court Advice Services

  • Community Based Orders

  • Diversional Programs

  • Transitional Centres

  • Community Residential Services

Justice & Correctional Services

Youth PRograms & Services

There are a range of programs and services for young people. 

  • Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Teams

  • Family support & counselling

  • Education programs

  • Youth drug and alcohol programs

  • Young carers programs

  • Youth homelessness services

  • Youth Groups

  • Red-light Discos

  • Schools

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