DAY PROGRAM

empowering, flexible and inclusive

CRIPPLING BAD HABITS THAT YOU CAN'T SEEM TO KICK. TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS. A STRESSFUL WORK ENVIRONMENT. ENDLESS TO-DO LISTS. FEELING LIKE YOU'RE SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL...

But what if you could learn how to cope...no...GROW through life's challenges? Become a more resilient person?

Almost half of the Australian population aged between 16-85 years will experience mental health issues in their lifetime.

Although you can't avoid adversity, you CAN become better at dealing with life's challenges by cultivating resilience and developing the skills necessary to deal with tough times.

 

EMPOWERING

The program builds capacity, helping people deal with the core issues that have contributed towards their life getting off track. The program suits a broader and less extreme set of life challenges.

The program is underpinned by a commitment to creating a safe and supportive environment, equipping people with practical skills so they're no longer just surviving but thriving.

FLEXIBLE

The program is broken down into modules so you have the option of choosing the topics most relevant to you, or working around your life schedule.

Topics include setting boundaries, conflict resolution, dealing with anxiety and depression, and recovering from feelings of guilt and shame.

INCLUSIVE

Our values

We are loving.

We are respectful.

We are eclectic.

We are all different in race, ethnicity, gender, religion; we all have different upbringings, cultures and ways we think, and it is important to respect every way.

No perfect people allowed.

Our actions reflect our values.

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 Day Program is suitable for you. Once we've received your assessment form we'll call you to find out any additional information we might need, and answer any questions you might have.

CULTIVATING

RESILIENCE

BREAKING UNHEALTHY CYCLES

TRANSFORMING LIVES

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

INDUCTION WEEK

Induction Week provides a taste of the Transformations Program. We work through what is trauma, classes, groups, recreational activity and work therapy are all experienced during this week which culminates in the question: How do you need Transformations to help you with the struggles you identified on day 1?

STAGE ONE

This is where participants:

 

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

  • 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 in the community.

 

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

  • Classes in Management and people skills, stress management and time management.

 

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

 

  • A meeting with a job consultant and job provider is undertaken early in Stage 3 so that participants can begin discussing what they want to do vocationally.

 

  • Work experience and or study may be undertaken in this Stage.

 

Stepping into a new life

STAGE FOUR

Participants in this level of the program are required to:

  • Volunteer time in some area of Dreambuilders Transformations to help mentor new participants and to keep themselves accountable in their new behaviours.

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  • Be actively seeking and/or in employment or vocational training.

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  • Attend some of the groups within the program and undertake a book study which draws together the learning in the previous three stages.

 

Moving to...

GRADUATION

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

 

New life begun.