Issue 24

Skills for Living

The Life Skills Group within the Clinic consists of one hourly weekly sessions over a period ten months. The group is led by Psychology, Occupational Therapy and Nursing profession.

The focus of this particular group aims to help participants learn how to cope with life events. These include addressing coping with stress, failure, boredom and fear, as well as the more positive aspects of relapse prevention such as increasing self confidence and support networks.

The Life Skills Group enables and encourages participants to use the new skills taught and incorporate them into the everyday life. The Life Skill sessions are divided up into modules. These include dealing with problems, interacting with others and assertiveness.

The Group has successfully been completed for the Year 2008 and will resume February 2009. A referral can be made through weekly CTM to group facilitators.

Tracey B