Competencies covered

Competency: CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

Element: 1. Assess the persons wellbeing

1.1 Provide information and resources to the person to explain social and emotional wellbeing, holistic practice and the available services and programs
1.2 Explore the domains of wellbeing with the person, identifying strengths and strategies that keeps the person strong
1.3 Reflect on and respond to own values, beliefs, attitudes, power and behaviours regarding wellbeing to ensure non-judgemental practice
1.4 Clarify and respect the person’s choices, parameters and boundaries relating to topics to be discussed
1.5 Work with the person to identify other information to gather or people to contact to add to the understanding of their social emotional wellbeing
1.6 Determine with the person other people, including the natural supports, the person wants involved in their plans and support
1.7 Identify, negotiate, obtain and document any consents required

Element: 2. Promote physical wellbeing

2.1 Discuss with the person their health and physical wellbeing
2.2 Discuss with the person any health issues or potential risks to health including fitness and nutrition and encourage them to seek professional advice as required
2.3 Identify when regular health checks were last undertaken and, according to the person’s needs, facilitate referrals or appointments
2.4 Arrange for health assessments or medication reviews based on the person’s needs
2.5 Proactively support and encourage the person to identify areas where physical health could be improved and develop strategies
2.6 Promote healthy living habits using established and credible information sources

Element: 3. Promote social wellbeing

3.1 Identify and map the person’s social network, including their care network, their community participation and others that are providing the person with support
3.2 Assess the level of social inclusion/exclusion or isolation
3.3 Develop strategies to promote community participation and connection to extend depth or breadth of the person’s social network
3.4 Determine the person’s current level of involvement in socially based activity and their desire to increase participation in any of these areas
3.5 Support and regularly review social inclusion strategies

Element: 4. Promote emotional wellbeing

4.1 Identify emotional strengths, challenges and triggers
4.2 Identify activities or people that promote emotional strength and wellbeing
4.3 Develop strategies and contingency plans to address emotional challenges and promote resilience and emotional wellbeing

Element: 5. Promote cultural or spiritual wellbeing

5.1 Work collaboratively to identify the person’s preferred cultural and/or spiritual values, beliefs, traditions, activities and practices
5.2 Identify cultural and spiritual needs and activities the person wants to undertake or changes they would like to make
5.3 Identify other people or resources required to introduce these changes
5.4 Support the person to implement cultural/spiritual strategies and access resources
5.5 Identify with the person and address any cultural improvements to practice

Element: 6. Review the persons well being

6.1 Recognise and celebrate progress and identify new directions and strategies as chosen by the person
6.2 Respond flexibly and utilise contingency plans as required
6.3 Recognise the need for specialist expertise and seek according to the person’s needs
6.4 Evaluate effectiveness of work and service provision, gathering and acting on feedback from all relevant parties particularly the person receiving service
6.5 Reflect on own practice and use learning to identify strategies and plan for improved practice
6.6 Engage in collaborative record keeping

Unit Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with individuals to assess, promote and review all aspects of well-being.

This unit applies to work with people living with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.


Principles and practices of holistic social emotional well-being.
The impact of social and emotional well-being (SEWB) on mental health.
Effects of mental illness diagnosis and treatment on an individual’s well-being.
Requirements for physical well-being.
Aspects of social well-being and types of social activity that contribute to well-being.
Aspects of cultural/spiritual well-being.
Cognitive aspects that affect well-being,
Models of change.

Unit offerings

Face to face: (Demand based)

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.