The Tatura Guardian : 2018-11-13

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6 Tatura Guardian NEWS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2018 IN TOUCH WITH OUR COMMUNITY A toolkit for a better life TDR TEAM LEADER KEVINDEV SINGH TALKS ABOUT THE PROGRAM and being engaged.Things like the community art group and the cooking group help to get people more engaged with their community. It’s about building relationships, because isolation can mean people get attached to something negative, which in a lot of cases can mean addiction. It’s so satisfying to see the growth in a person who is making a positive change in their life. People share what they’ve learned with others facing similar issues—seeing the expression on someone’s face, the pride and the sense of achievement, is great. That’s what I feel as well—that sense of achievement at having gotten people to the point that they’re changing things in their life for the better. I got into the field after getting into a bit of trouble as a kid, but saw my friends taking things way too far and losing themselves. My family worked in mental health, and I wanted to be able to make a change and help have a really engaged group, who form close supports with each other. It’s inspiring to see the growth in individuals, and then see them pass this on to family and friends. Therapeutic Day Rehabilitation (TDR) is a fantastic program. It’s different to rehab, which is a contained environment where the patient is left to their own devices. TDR allows the client to be in their own environment, learning tools to take with them and hopefully work on their addiction, ideally changing their life for the better. Sometimes it may not work, or it might take several tries, but it’s all about helping people to build up a tool kit for a better life. IT’S SO SATISFYING TO SEE THE GROWTH IN A PERSON WHO IS MAKING A POSITIVE CHANGE IN THEIR LIVES Our clients come from a variety of life experiences and circumstances. Participation in the group leads to self-awareness—we help people learn techniques to help them avoid letting external stimuli affect their recovery journey. A lot of our focus is on helping people live in the moment, to be less invested and anxious about things outside their control. We’ve seen people really grow and absorb the concepts and principles presented. It’s always great when you Our team helps people take it day by day, to get back out in the community and moving into environments that are supportive for them. Our clients reconnect with the positive relationships in their lives, and my team helps them to access things such as housing and health services. The opposite of addiction is connection, getting involved mentality, and the support is more personal in many ways. We go that step beyond and appreciate the importance of community a lot more—we really want to go that extra mile for our clients. We’re always seeing people in the street, hearing their positive stories and really engaging with improving people’s lives. others based on my experience. Bringing your personal experiences into the process really helps you and the client relate to one another. Addiction issues are the same everywhere, whether in a regional or metropolitan setting. I really think we do things differently here in the country — it’s a different What is non-residential TDR? TDR sessions include: Other TDR sessions can include sessions: gradually reduces support while building the participant’s recovery capital and connection to the community. People eligible for TDR programs include any person who believes their use of a drug or alcohol is impacting on their physical or mental health and social functioning. The 10-week program, which has an intake of seven groups per calendar year, includes two weeks of bridging-in support, six weeks of group day programs, and two weeks of bridging-out support. The focus of the TDR group program is on providing motivational enhancement, using cognitive behavioural therapies to help clients build on their life skills that aid in their recovery. y TDR is a 10-week nonresidential rehab program that provides a structured group program for anyone wishing to address their substance-use difficulties. Each participant receives a tailored treatment plan that matches them to group modules designed to assist them in addressing the impacts of substance use on their lives. A participant’s family and significant loved ones share the treatment journey. Family sessions examine how loved ones can assist and support the participant to practise the life skills learned in the program. The group modules use a combination of evidence-based interventions that provide a foundation for recovery. The TDR programpg includes an after-care component that • CBT — cognitive behavioural therapy • ACT — acceptance and commitment therapy • Anger management • Relapse prevention • Emotional intelligence • Emotional regulation • Art therapy (Mooroopna HUB) • Healthy communities • Food-REDI — health nutrition and cooking (PCC) • Building resilience • Mental health • Grief and loss • Mindfulness (GVH) • Financial counselling (Centra-Care) • Psycho-education (GVH) • Weekly group activities (bowling, minigolf, library tour, art gallery tour, Fun Plant, tennis) • Daily walking group • Sexual health and blood-borne viruses (GVH) • QUIT smoking (GVH) • Career Voyager (GOTAFE) • Centrelink • Dual diagnosis (GVAMHS) • Resume and interview skills ( Worktrainers) • Family violence (PCC) • Physical health • Crisis services • Sleep • Effective communication • Stress management • Setting boundaries • Self-esteem • What I believe • Wheel of Focus • Solution-focused therapy • Alcoholics Anonymous / Narcotics Anonymous Therapeutic Day Rehabilitation ( TDR) is a free and voluntary 10-week non-residential group-based rehabilitation program provided by Goulburn Valley Alcohol and Drug Service (GVADS) for people wishing to address their substance-use difficulties. The group runs from Monday to Friday, 11 am to 3 pm. Phone GVADS on 1800 222 582 for more information. The TDR team's Damien Hassall and Suzanne Nelson at a smoking ceremony for graduates. PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTED BY PRESSREADER +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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