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We facilitate a range of groups for parents, young people and professionals. Please contact us if you would like any information about upcoming courses or to arrange to facilitate in partnership.

Managing Challenging behaviours

The overall goal of this program is to empower parents of AD/HD children to work together with their child to cope with the many difficulties of AD/HD. This is done by helping parents to understand the disorder, offering management techniques and spending ample time in discussion to help parents implement the techniques.

Resourceful Adolescent Program (RAP)

The cognitive-behavioural component provides the techniques of keeping calm, cognitive restructuring and problem solving. The interpersonal component stresses the importance of promoting harmony and dealing with conflict and role disputes by developing an understanding of the perspective of others. The common thread that runs through the program is the teaching of techniques to maintain self-esteem in the face of a variety of stressors. Sessions are focussed around seven major areas:

  • the recognition and affirmation of existing strengths and resources
  • promoting self-management and self-regulation skills in the face of stress
  • cognitive restructuring
  • creating a personal problem solving model
  • building and accessing psychological support networks
  • considering the other’s perspective
  • keeping and making the peace

Resourceful Adolescent Parent Program (RAP-P)

The RAP Parent program (RAP-P) was developed to help parents promote the optimal family environment for healthy adolescent development. RAP-P, is a competency based program which aims to help parents boost their own self-esteem and the self-esteem of their adolescents. RAP-P also helps parents to manage their negative emotional overreactions to their adolescents and their adolescents’ emotional overreactions to them.

The Resourceful Adolescent Program for Parents (RAP-P) involves three parent sessions, each of between two and three hour’s duration. The program could also be offered as a daylong workshop.

Renavigating Anger & Guilty Emotions (RAGE)

RAGE is an anger management course for young people aged between 11 and 17.

RAGE is a strengths based solution focused program that is hands on, practical and also fun for young people.

Circle of Security

The Circle of Security is a relationship based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children. The program is intended to help caregivers increase their awareness of their children’s needs and whether their own responses meet those needs. With increased awareness parents can expand their moment-to-moment parenting choices where needed.

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves. Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training programs authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and conducted by accredited MHFA Instructors across Australia.

The Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is for adults working or living with adolescents (those aged between 12 and 18 years), however, the course can be relevant for those helping people who are a little younger or older. This course is particularly suitable for parents, teachers, sports coaches, and youth workers.

Developing mental health problems covered are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems
  • Eating disorders
Mental health crisis situations covered are:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Aggressive behaviours

 

DRUMBEAT

At the core of the DRUMBEAT program is a focus on social connection. The universal nature and importance of relationship issues allows the program to maintain relevance across cultures, genders and age groups. Behind the challenges faced by most people struggling to find meaning and focus in their lives are relationship issues; in fact it is widely agreed that healthy relationships are the building blocks of happy and productive lives

DRUMBEAT is a flexible program that combines experiential learning with cognitive behavioural therapy, and engages young people and adults who may be anxious or resistant to ‘talk based’ therapies. It is a therapeutic program using rhythm, developed by Holyoake to reach alienated young people of those at risk of problematic health and social outcomes.

DRUMBEAT explores relationship issues such as:

    • Peer Pressure
    • Bullying
    • Dealing with emotions
    • Identity
    • Social responsibility
    • Teamwork

DRUMBEAT promotes social understanding and connection through a team drumming experience. It is fun, safe, creative, engaging and rewarding. Participants lift their self-esteem, learn to work cooperatively and are exposed to the therapeutic and recreational benefits of music.

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