Wellbeing

Wellbeing

The Anglican Church Southern Queensland cares about the health and wellbeing of its clergy and staff and encourages all clergy and staff to nurture their own personal wellbeing. 

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Dimensions of wellbeing

Wellbeing is a multidimensional concept, requiring a multidimensional approach. The Parishes and Other Mission Agencies Commission (PMC) is developing curated wellbeing resources in a range of wellbeing areas. These areas (listed below) have been drawn from work undertaken in the Church of England in the area of clergy wellbeing. 

Health & Energy

Includes spiritual, physical, mental and emotional.

Relationship & Connection

Includes family, congregations, parishioners, colleagues and friends.

Material & Financial Resources

Includes housing and household income.

Agency & Structures

Includes the capacity to participate in the life of the wider Church.

Spirituality & Vocation

Includes spiritual and professional growth including vocational clarity and authenticity.

Flourish

Anglican Church Southern Queensland clergy and staff (and members of their household)* have free access to Flourish – a wellbeing program provided by an external consultant (LifeWorks by Morneau Shepell).

Free Counselling

Up to six, one-hour counselling sessions per year. Counselling can be provided face-to face, over the phone or via video. Call to arrange an appointment.
(open 24/7)

PHONE 1300 361 008

App

A free app with articles, podcasts and other resources on topics including retirement planning, living healthy, coping & resiliency, relationships, work/life balance, and dealing with depression/abuse/cancer.

DOWNLOAD

Leaders Hotline

Advice Hotline and resources on topics including bullying and harassment, handling conflicts/disputes, and performance improvement discussions.

PHONE 1300 361 008

Is usage confidential?

Use of the Flourish service is completely confidential. The service provider does not release any invoices or reports that identify those who are using the service.

*Who's eligible to access Flourish?

  • Licensed clergy (Bishops, Priests, Deacons)
  • Retired Clergy (includes PTO)
  • Stipendiary (paid) Lay Ministers
  • Chaplains and Pastoral Carers (includes volunteer Chaplains / Pastoral Carers)
  • Formation students
  • Parish staff
  • Diocesan staff
  • Spouses and dependent family members living at the same residence of any of the above.

Accessing the LifeWorks app

Download the LifeWorks app to get confidential help and advice on a range of topics including stress, mindfulness, addiction, parenting, coping and resiliency, and relationships. Use the ‘Perks’ feature to access a range of exclusive discounts from shopping, dining, lifestyle and entertainment service providers and retailers.

Users can add up to five family members, allowing those family members to use the app.

Download the app via:

Apple App Store
Google Play

A unique code is required to sign up to the LifeWorks app. Users will receive their access code via email. To request an access code, please complete the form in this link.

For queries, please contact Michael Kucera: email mkucera@anglicanchurchsq.org.au or phone (07) 3835 2315.