Compassion Collaborative

The Com­pas­sion Col­lab­o­ra­tive is an online, facil­i­tat­ed envi­ron­ment that brings peo­ple togeth­er to sup­port com­pas­sion­ate cul­tures and prac­tices in health­care across the South Australia.

What is it?

We are part­ner­ing with Mary Freer to build on the foun­da­tions of the Com­pas­sion Labs that we host­ed in 2020 by estab­lish­ing South Australia’s very own Com­pas­sion Collaborative. 

The Col­lab­o­ra­tive is:

  • A cen­tral, online space where South Aus­tralian Com­pas­sion Lab par­tic­i­pants can gath­er and build a com­mu­ni­ty focussed on com­pas­sion­ate healthcare.
  • Ongo­ing, month­ly, facil­i­tat­ed mee­tups to fos­ter inno­va­tion and aware­ness for change, where indi­vid­ual con­tri­bu­tion and ini­tia­tive is supported.

Why do we need it?

2020 and the glob­al pan­dem­ic has esca­lat­ed the demands on the health­care work­force in unprece­dent­ed ways. We are all being chal­lenged in ways we nev­er could have imag­ined, which has put stress on both health work­ers and patients alike. The world is mov­ing from an era of pow­er and might to an age of care and com­pas­sion, and we want to be a part of that.

How it’s happening 

Freer­think­ing has cre­at­ed an online plat­form where mem­bers will be able to:

  • Access resources rel­e­vant to build­ing com­pas­sion­ate healthcare
  • Join oth­ers from around the world at reg­u­lar online speak­er series, Book Club and an annu­al Com­pas­sion Rev­o­lu­tion Conference
  • Access mem­bers only shared doc­u­ments, ideas and encour­age­ment to facil­i­tate con­ver­sa­tion and innovation
  • Mem­bers will be encour­aged to share doc­u­ments, ideas and encour­age­ment with each oth­er to bring new ideas to the surface.

More infor­ma­tion

For more infor­ma­tion about Com­pas­sion Labs and oth­er com­pas­sion ini­tia­tives vis­it the Com­pas­sion Rev­o­lu­tion or check out the Com­pas­sion Lab Manifesto.