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1. Using at least three examples from your work with clients/families/co-worker with mental health issues, outline the steps you took to:
a)Understand that person’s experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

2. What is your understanding of common mental health issues and associated signs and symptoms? What processes or strategies do you apply when you have observed these signs or symptoms?

3. In your experiences of working with people with mental health issues, outline the most common services/programs that they have accessed and identify aspects of those services that have either encouraged or discouraged their engagement and participation.

4. Provide an example of a time when you collaborated with a client to determine strategies to address the impact of their mental illness. What process did you adopt to assist the client?

Steps to Understand Clients' Experiences

1. Eating disorders are the result of faulty eating habits, coupled with distorted psychosocial attitudes (Brownell and Walsh 2017). Eating disorders have affected 16% of Australians (Da Luz et al. 2017). With respect to my experience - case examples of Ms. X: a fashion model, my female cousin: a student subject to bullying and my female co-worker, Ms. Y – have been most challenging. Considering the presence of faulty eating habits driven by discouragement about one’s physical appearance and low self-confidence, along with the fear of social rebuke (Cardi et al. 2015), I had to empathise with my clients and provide an in-depth understanding.

2. Eating disorders such as, Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorders, (Keski-Rahkonen and Mustelin 2016) are characterized by continuous pondering regarding one’s inability to adhere to culturally acceptable physical appearance standards, alternating episodes of prolonged starvation accompanied by bingeing or purging, secretive eating, fearfulness of weight gain and associated psychosocial factors of isolation and depression, followed by demeaning attitudes towards oneself (Sobal 2017). I am required to administer a holistic treatment encompassing professional help from fields related to diet as well as psychology (Donaldson et al. 2018).

3. A number of organisations in Australia are associated with the treatment of eating disorders, of which, institutes such as the ‘Centre for Integrative Health’  and ‘Bodymatters Australasia’ (Rogers et al. 2017) have been the highly empowering for the concerned individuals. My co-worker during her budding years of professionalism coupled with infliction of anorexia nervosa, has benefitted from the ‘Centre for Integrative Health’. The concerned institute’s services such as provision of a multi-professional workforce comprising of nutritionists, psychologist and fitness coaches, aims to inculcate an interconnected disciplinary approach to the treatment of eating disorder (Rickwood et al. 2014).

4. My clients included my cousin with binge eating disorder. Her symptoms involved a detrimental self-esteem due to bullying (Koupil et al. 2016) Hence, along with collaborating with her for treating her therapeutic nutrition plans, I was also required to treat her symptoms psychosocially (Pousel et al. 2014). This involved visits to a nutritionist as well a therapist specialising in cognitive behavioural therapy, which aimed at reforming my sister’s behaviour based on alterations in her perceptions to view the world as well as herself (Olthius et al. 2016). I was also required to converse with her empathetically, while designing a treatment framework, which aided in the recovery of her health (Vella-Zarb 2015). 

Common Mental Health Issues and Associated Signs and Symptoms


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Baudinet, J., Wallis, A., Dawson, L., Tay, E., Greenwood, D., McMaster, C., Kennedy, A., Madden, S. and Miskovic-Wheatley, J., 2015. The Intensive Family & Adolescent Eating Disorders (IFAED) day program: a collaboration between Sydney Children's Hospital Network Eating Disorder Service and The Butterfly Foundation. Journal of eating disorders, 3(S1), p.O8.

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Common Services/Programs Accessed by Mental Health Clients

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Kendal, S., Kirk, S., Elvey, R., Catchpole, R. and Pryjmachuk, S., 2017. How a moderated online discussion forum facilitates support for young people with eating disorders. Health Expectations, 20(1), pp.98-111.

Keski-Rahkonen, A. and Mustelin, L., 2016. Epidemiology of eating disorders in Europe: prevalence, incidence, comorbidity, course, consequences, and risk factors. Current opinion in psychiatry, 29(6), pp.340-345.

Koupil, I., Tooth, L., Heshmati, A. and Mishra, G., 2016. Social patterning of overeating, binge eating, compensatory behaviours and symptoms of bulimia nervosa in young adult women: results from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health. Public health nutrition, 19(17), pp.3158-3168.

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Collaborating with a Client to Determine Strategies

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