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CHANGE4LIFE ONLINE PROGRAM

Tackling the Issue

Recovery for women, including those with children, who are weighed down by life-controlling behaviours/issues such as family violence, depression and anxiety. Our online program is available for women, anywhere and may be tailored to suit your needs. Ideal even for those in part time work. Intake is capped at 12 people per cohort.

From the comfort of your own home, or any quiet place, the online program is available anywhere you are. Delivered via a recognised online platform, all you'll need is access to the internet and a mobile phone, tablet, laptop or computer. 

NEXT STEPS

Keep scrolling to find out more or download the info pack via the button below.

If you'd like to take the next step, complete the online assessment to find out whether the Online Program is suitable for you. Once we've received your assessment form we'll call or email you to find out any additional information we might need, and answer any questions you might have.

 

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

 

INDUCTION WEEK

Induction Week is where you meet your fellow online participants and provides a taste of the online program. We work through what is trauma, classes, groups, a recreational activity and suggest options for work therapy which you undertake in your own time. We do a live catch-up at 2.45 pm (AET) to see how the work went, what you did during the day and how you are feeling about your progress. During the last day, one-on-one online meetings take place to discuss if you want to continue to Stage One.

 

STAGE ONE

This is where participants:


  • Join classes to gain an understanding of basic human behaviours and develop life skills.

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  • Learn how to make informed choices about future treatment needs and options.


  • Receive education on issues such as relapse prevention, relaxation, harms minimisation, infectious diseases, basic nutrition and conflict resolution.


  • Go through basic sessions on anger, shame, grief and loss, fear and guilt, and self-esteem.


  • Participate in work therapy, which might mean doing something in your own community or for yourself in a structured, disciplined away or doing your homework for the Program or reading the designated book.


Every day there is a morning and afternoon catch-up. A mentor and case manager is allocated to support you during your online Program.


Life begins to change.

 

STAGE TWO

This stage involves:

  • Increased feelings of self-worth, gaining self-confidence in decision-making and learning through consequential thinking.

  • Restructuring lifestyles, developing healthy attitudes and activities, and setting realistic goals.

  • Exchanging false belief systems and learning Cognitive Behaviour Therapy through self-regulating behaviour.

  • Addressing core issues including past trauma, grief, loss and shame.


Personal recovery is underway.

 

STAGE THREE

  • Continued learning sessions in relationships, grief and loss, self-esteem and inner strength.

  • Assisting with facilitation of Stage One and Two classes, and book studies, as well as buddying with and encouraging participants in the earlier stages of the Program.

  • Selfless behaviour and identify, and address power and control issues in their behaviour and belief systems.

  • Your case worker will update your Individual Treatment Plan with your goals for when you complete the Program and what that might look like where you live.  This might include engaging with Sign for Work our dedicated employment agency.


Stepping into a new life

 

STAGE FOUR

Participants in this level of the program are required to:

  • Volunteer time in some area of the program, help mentor new participants and to keep themselves accountable in their new behaviours. A mentor is very important for an online participant. In this stage you might be the facilitator of some of the classes and groups.

  • Be actively seeking and/or in employment or vocational training in consultation with Sign for Work our dedicated employment agency and/or other agency or service.

Continue to attend online study groups within the program and undertake a book study, which draws together the learning in the previous 3 stages. Recreational activities are still a component of the Program

 

GRADUATION

Changed behaviour, life in control, positive relationships and healthy boundaries are in place.


New life begun.