Behaviours of Concern

Sometimes people display behaviours that indicate they require additional support.

Sometimes people display behaviours that indicate they require additional support. We recognise that often these behaviours are a sign that the person is trying to communicate some discomfort or stress or has an unmet need.

When these behaviours are considered high risk for the person or the people around them, we work with the person and other significant people in their life to develop a behaviour support plan which includes strategies to manage the behaviours.

Sometimes a strategy might involve the use of a restrictive practice. Be assured, that the use of restrictive practices is an option of last resort, and at all times we will uphold and protect the person’s rights and dignity.

Examples of high risk behaviours that could be harmful include:

  • self-harm
  • hurting others (pinching, hitting, biting)
  • breaking objects
  • refusing to do something (eating, taking medicine)
  • screaming or swearing
  • undressing
  • hiding from others

Our Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner uses evidence-based strategies to improve the quality of life of people who display behaviours of concern, as often they are excluded from doing the everyday things that we take for granted.

If you, or someone you know, would benefit from additional support to help them live more independently and improve their quality of life, call us on 1300 18 11 88 and let’s talk about how we can be part of your story.

Let's talk about how we can be part of your story.

1300 18 11 88

Providing supports across South East Qld