A-Maze-In Mind Pro­gram

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Community News -

We are thrilled to have launched our new­est pro­gram to sup­port vul­ner­a­ble young peo­ple in foster care, the A-Maze-In Mind Pro­gram. Our pro­gram has been de­vel­oped by a qual­i­fied coun­sel­lor who has ex­ten­sive trauma and are at greater risk of ex­pe­ri­enc­ing men­tal health prob­lems.

The pro­gram has two ma­jor ob­jec­tives. The first be­ing to pro­vide psy­cho-ed­u­ca­tion on the two most preva­lent men­tal health is­sues be­ing anx­i­ety and de­pres­sion.

The sec­ond is to teach these vul­ner­a­ble young peo­ple prac­ti­cal tools and tech­niques they can use now and in the fu­ture to help man­age their own men­tal health and well be­ing.

The pro­gram can be de­liv­ered on­line through an on-line class­room that is ac­ces­si­ble via com­puter, lap­top, tablet or smart phone. It can also be de­liv­ered in per­son in group set­tings with our Ther­apy Dog, An­gel, (pic­tured). Both op­tions are one hour ses­sions over a six week pe­riod. In ad­di­tion to this pro­gram we are also of­fer­ing par­tic­i­pants up to 10, free of charge, one on one coun­selling ses­sions with our coun­sel­lor for young peo­ple in out of home care.

The 6 week pro­gram is also avail­able for young peo­ple not in out of home care for a small fee. We are NDIS ap­proved.

To sup­port this pro­gram and An­gel, tax de­ductible do­na­tions are greatly ap­pre­ci­ated. Do­na­tions can be made se­curely via our web­site www.fos­ter­care­an­gels.org.au.

To en­quire about the pro­gram, please con­tact Wendy at Foster Care An­gels on 9899 6006 or 0452 117 660. No re­fer­ral is needed.

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