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Relationships: key to positive change.

Relationships: key to positive change.

Baptist Care SA provides support to thousands of people across South Australia, including 90 people through our Disability & NDIS Services.


In providing effective support, we view everyone in connection to their family networks and/or the relationships that are important to them. Most people don’t live in silos – they have others in their lives who have significant influence and impact.


For Mark*, it is his mother, Cindy*.


Mark receives 24-7 care in residential supported living. When his relationship with Cindy deteriorated, it had a devastating impact on Mark. An intervention order was put in place, and both he and his mother struggled with the enforced conditions.


Mark became highly stressed and anxious. He took his medication infrequently, which impacted further on his mental health.


Thankfully, Mark’s transferral to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provided fresh intervention opportunities. His new support coordinator soon met with Cindy. Critically, through NDIS, holistic support was offered that included setting up a Positive Behaviour Support Plan and funding for a Behaviour Therapist.


Today, Mark, Cindy, our support staff and Mark’s public advocate have all worked together to facilitate a healthier relationship between mother and son.


Mark’s happier and less anxious. He’s taking his medication and is open to returning to work.


Cindy is also thrilled,

“(Mark’s) a different person who I feel safe around – now we can have some normalcy to our lives”.


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*Names have been changed.