A Guide to Best Practices for Developing Health Promotion Initiatives in Mental Health and Substance Use with Ethnocultural
In chapter 7 - Follow up:
Many people will have given time and effort to the initiative without thought of personal reward. They did it because they
saw value in the initiative and the chance to do something to make life better for their community. Seeing changes occur as
a result of their work is a reward in itself.
However, although people may not expect any special recognition for their work, it is important to give it, especially at
the end of a long project. A formal thank-you, along with a memento such as a framed photo or personalized certificate, gives
people a feeling of accomplishment and encouragement that others have noticed and appreciated their work.