The programmes assisting the recovery of our Hope House residents and those clients who attend from the local community address many of the basic needs of men, including a sense of belonging, security, friendship, health and wellbeing, pride, and self-esteem. Clients will address lifestyle choices and addictive behaviour, accelerate mental and physical recovery, and undertake education and training to enhance their prospects in life.
Participation in structured, daily programmes, entails both group discussion and targeted individual case management as agreed with our professional counsellors. Our staff and volunteers support the development of competencies to address and overcome issues such as drug, alcohol or gambling dependencies, mental health issues, domestic violence and anti-social behaviour.
We encourage clients to strengthen family bonds and develop social networks to achieve personal goals and reintegrate into family and society as a valued contributor by participating in the following free programs:
SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training)
A weekly, group programme assisting people with problematic behaviours which may include addiction to drugs, narcotics, alcohol, gambling, shopping, food or the internet. Guided by trained peers and professional counsellors, participants help themselves and one another using cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) motivational tools and techniques.
A weekly, non-judgemental, fellowship, and support group assisting people who are struggling with any myriad of issues that seemingly make life overwhelming and unmanageable. Meetings are convened every Wednesday evening at 6.30 pm, adjacent to Hope House in the Anglican Church Hall, and include a shared supper.
GRIEF AND LOSS
People are often in need of support to overcome the grief we all feel when losing someone we have loved and cared for. The seven-week, group-based program runs several times each year and is designed to manage the sorrow and regret which comes with such a loss, and very often, confiding in mentors and speaking with fellow participants will assist the grieving process.