Wellbeing is not just the absence of disease or illness. It’s a complex combination of a person’s physical, mental, emotional and social health factors. Wellbeing is strongly linked to happiness and life satisfaction. In short, wellbeing could be described as how you feel about yourself and your life. Wellbeing is important but seems a little hard to come by.
Living with an invisible illness is challenging, necessitating a variety of skills to help you make it through each day with a sense of satisfaction. Life with an invisible illness can sometimes be an isolating experience. Certain chronic conditions, like ADHD, multiple sclerosis, depression, and COPD, can’t be seen, so it’s hard for others to know what it’s like to live with such challenges.
Many sufferers are unable to work and are on limited income. We frequently hear that by the time we’ve paid our rent/mortgage, utilities such as power and food there is very little money left, so there is no money left for what people call ‘luxury items’ even though some of these are vital to our wellbeing/mental state. We all know that if we look good, we feel good.
We at Invisible Illnesses Inc believe that wellbeing services should be available to everyone and aim to develop a service system that meets the needs of the whole person, and promotes and embeds health and wellbeing at an affordable rate.
One of our aims is to maximise access and inclusion. Quality universal services for all, with extra effort directed to ensuring education and health and wellbeing services are accessible to, and inclusive of, the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Accessing health and wellbeing services should be quick and easy, with no ‘wrong doors’
Our dream is to set up an Invisible Illnesses Wellbeing Centre. The aim of this is to be able to offer different services at an affordable rate to the more vulnerable members of our community. Some of the services we would like to offer would be podiatrists, dietician/nutritionist, hairdresser, nail tech, massage therapists as well as being able to offer classes such as yoga, meditation, tai chi, general lightweight exercise.
We know there is a need for something like this in our community just from listening to our members.
For those who have multiple or complex needs, services need to respond by coordinating comprehensive support that could not otherwise be provided by a single service or professional. A balance of both individual and population-wide intervention is required to impact on health and wellbeing outcomes. At the local level, partnerships are required to build the capacity of communities to develop and sustain improved environments conducive to health and wellbeing.
We are conquerors, we are survivors, but we are also sufferers. It is commonly misunderstood that a person cannot be both.
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