CAFS – Study notes
Wellbeing – The state of which both physical and mental health are well; overall happiness; being able to manage; being happy and comfortable with yourself and the life around you.
Categories of wellbeing;
• Physical – being healthy, having a great diet and free from illness
• Intellectual – having a good mindset
• Socio-emotional – being aware of your feelings
• Economic – being comfortable money-wise
• Spiritual – being a generally good person (being what you believe in)
The opposite of wellbeing is ill-being; you’re not happy at all; you’re not comfortable; always thinking negative; miserable.
Impact effect and attitude = positive and negative
Needs – basic everyday requirements of life; things necessary for survival
Wants – things that are desirable but not necessary in order to survive
The specific needs required to have wellbeing are:
- Adequate standard of living – There’s enough to get you by for example: having enough warm clothes for the winter
- Health – being free from disease for example: not having a disability and being what we see as ‘normal’
- Education – schooling; having a knowledge and understanding
- Employment – only social interaction, income and giving themselves a self-esteem
- Safety and security – feeling secure, home alarming system
- Sense of identity
Maslow’s Hierarchy
• Physiological – food, water, sleep, procreation and air
• Safety – security, protection, nurturing home, family and job security
• Love – friends, community and family
• Esteem – independence, self respect, confidence, freedom and achievement
• Self – actualisation – peace, mortality, creativity, acceptance, altruism and self fulfilment
Classification of goals
Short term:
• can occur over a span of a week or few weeks
• easy to achieve
• step towards achieving intermediate and long term goals
• for example; vacuuming, having a party
Intermediate goals:
• achieved over several months
• more complex than short term...