The Programme

Residents Handbook

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12 Week Programme

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Week 1

Drug and Alcohol Education (Group DA) - What is addiction / Stages of Change

Social and Emotional Wellbeing (Group SEWB) - Need for sleep

Life Skills Training (Group General) - Housing / Tenancy

Relaxation Strategies - Stress effects

Culture - some topics may take more than one session - History of your mob

Week 2

Drug and Alcohol Education (Group DA) - Alcohol

Social and Emotional Wellbeing (Group SEWB) - Managing your mood

Life Skills Training (Group General) - Relationships

Relaxation Strategies - What is relaxation

Culture - some topics may take more than one session - Belonging

Week 3

Drug and Alcohol Education (Group DA) - Harm minimization

Social and Emotional Wellbeing (Group SEWB) - Intro to CBT model

Life Skills Training (Group General) - Diabetes Education

Relaxation Strategies - Slow Breathing Exercise

Culture - some topics may take more than one session - Land

Week 4

Drug and Alcohol Education (Group DA) - Marijuana

Social and Emotional Wellbeing (Group SEWB) - Changing state

Life Skills Training (Group General) - Diet and nutrition

Relaxation Strategies - Mindfulness Walking

Culture - some topics may take more than one session - The rite of passage

Week 5

Drug and Alcohol Education (Group DA) - Opioids

Social and Emotional Wellbeing (Group SEWB) - Anger

Life Skills Training (Group General) - Budgeting / Dealing with debt / Consumer rights

Relaxation Strategies - Simple Meditation

Culture - some topics may take more than one session - Lore versus Law

Week 6

Drug and Alcohol Education (Group DA) - Coping with cravings

Social and Emotional Wellbeing (Group SEWB) - Depression

Life Skills Training (Group General) - Parenting Skills

Relaxation Strategies - PMR

Culture - some topics may take more than one session - Knowledge

Week 7

Drug and Alcohol Education (Group DA) - Nicotine

Social and Emotional Wellbeing (Group SEWB) - Anxiety

Life Skills Training (Group General) - Presenting yourself

Relaxation Strategies - Slow Breathing Exercise

Culture - some topics may take more than one session - Politics

Week 8

Drug and Alcohol Education (Group DA) - Refusal Skills

Social and Emotional Wellbeing (Group SEWB) - Panic

Life Skills Training (Group General) - Assertiveness Skills

Relaxation Strategies - Mindfulness Walking

Culture

Week 9

Drug and Alcohol Education (Group DA) - Licit drugs

Social and Emotional Wellbeing (Group SEWB) - Psychosis

Life Skills Training (Group General) - Hand hygiene

Relaxation Strategies - Simple Meditation

Culture

Week 10

Drug and Alcohol Education (Group DA) - Relapse Prevention 1

Social and Emotional Wellbeing (Group SEWB) - Coping – without drugs

Life Skills Training (Group General) - Sexual health

Relaxation Strategies - PMR

Culture

Week 11

Drug and Alcohol Education (Group DA) - Relapse Prevention 2

Social and Emotional Wellbeing (Group SEWB) - Effects of trauma and abuse

Life Skills Training (Group General) - Blood-borne viruses

Relaxation Strategies - Slow Breathing Exercise

Culture

Week 12

Drug and Alcohol Education (Group DA) - Plan for recovery

Social and Emotional Wellbeing (Group SEWB) - Grief and loss

Life Skills Training (Group General) - Communication Skills

Relaxation Strategies - Mindfulness Walking

Culture

Other components of the programme :

1. Anger Management runs for 6 weeks.
2. A separate Mens’ / Womens Business programme runs for 6 weeks and alternates with Anger Management.
3. Parenting runs for 6 weeks.
4. Quit Smoking programme runs for 4 weeks.
5. A.A. / N.A. meetings are attended weekly.
6. A SMART Recovery group is run each week.
7. TAFE classes in Numeracy / Literacy, Computing, Agriculture run each week.
8. Classes in Art skills run each week.
9. All clients participate in 30 minutes of (appropriate) exercise a day, and are encouraged to extend this with e.g. gym work.
10. Cultural activities occur.
11. Enhancement of a client’s Life Skills is reinforced with client participation in the day to-day functioning of the Centre.