Become a HELP Brief Intervention partner to improve and measure the social dimensions of end-of-life care.
HELP partners with sectors, organisations, services, communities and individuals.
Partners can be any person and any organisation – from private individuals to government, and everyone in between.
The National Healthy End of Life Planning Brief Intervention improves social and practical outcomes for people at the end of life and their families and carers. Wrapping network-centred care around person- and family-centred approaches, HELP BI systematically integrates expert health care with the informal needs and wishes of patients and carers.
This evidence-based brief intervention, which includes the HELP App for families and HELP Digital Systematic Data Collection for organisations, is a health promotion approach to palliative care built on decades of research and practice at La Trobe University. Research shows there are people in our communities willing to contribute at the end of life; that they are capable and essential, but offering, asking for and accepting help can be challenging.
The HELP Brief Intervention:
- is easily delivered within the day-to-day context of service delivery
- requires as little as 5 minutes of thoughtful interaction
- can be delivered within any setting and by all practitioners
- produces sustainable impact within families and communities
By integrating HELP BI as a routine part of service delivery, network-centred care is ‘prescribed’, or advocated for by trusted professionals providing care for people, giving families the ‘permission’, or nudge often needed to activate and mobilise their social networks.
Professional development, co-branded resources and implementation support can be provided to organisations that choose to integrate HELP into their programs, along with data that measures and demonstrates the impact of the social intervention.
Stories from HELP research
Putting HELP into practice
Discover key resources for your HELP project.
Help Education and training
As a HELP partner, you’ll have access to our full education and training program.
This will empower you to implement the HELP framework for your own project.
Thank you to our partners
State government and philanthropic funds support HELP’s development and operation.
Using the HELP framework
As a HELP partner, data will be systematically collected on your behalf via the HELP App.
By integrating your organisational data with that from the community, the HELP App lets you demonstrate your impact.
Start making a difference
Register your interest in becoming a HELP Partner
Evaluation and research
Learn more about the work we’ve been doing with our partners.
And how we can help you demonstrate your impact.