RECOVERY THROUGH ACTIVITY

Each week participants will engage in a 2-hour therapeutic activity to facilitate increased awareness of their situation, habits and routines, health, and relationships. Activities will be tailored to the needs of group participants.

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Target group

Individuals with:

  • Poor confidence in their ability to make changes.

  • Difficulties making changes due to engrained habits or multiple role demands.

  • Restricted experience of a range of occupational roles.

  • Limited knowledge about the impact of occupation and health and wellbeing.

  • Reduced social support for making changes.

Anticipated outcomes

  • Increased social support.

  • Increased variety of occupational roles.

  • Greater awareness of occupational balance and the importance of routine.

  • Increased confidence in ability to engage in the change process.

Topics and activities include

  • Therapeutic use of creative activities – art/craft.

  • Therapeutic use of physical activity.

  • Therapeutic use of self-care.

  • Therapeutic use of social activities.

  • Therapeutic use faith/beliefs and its relationship to recovery.

  • Therapeutic use of domestic tasks.

Investment

Total cost $1925.96 (approximately 10 hours of capacity building funding).

Total cost includes the following:

  • 6 week program.

  • Occupational Therapy initial assessment and outcome measures: 193.99

  • 6 week group program: $1200

  • Occupational Therapy post program outcome measures: 193.99

  • Progress report: $387.98