We are a Community of Recovery built by survivors, consumers, people with lived experience and those who believe in the power of true human connection to heal. We believe that everyone has a story and is on a recovery journey. At Recovery House, we work together to share our stories and explore our emotions and ideas about ourselves in a truly connecting way that sees people get their lives back.
2 Week Preparing To Recovery Program
This program looks at the fundamental building blocks of recovery and prepares people for feeling ready to truly begin working towards getting their life back or exploring their experience in a new way. Over the two weeks at Recovery House, we explore together the idea that what could be seen as “Illness” may be more about emotion. We look at how the system may sometimes hinder recovery or make us feel like we are the problem. We then ask, well what is the real problem? And explore that together.
What does a day in the program look like?
We do the bulk of our conversation in a group of around 4-6 people, and work in the morning from 9.30am til lunch time, then we break to all prepare lunch and eat together. Afternoons can be more focused around one-to-one work and discussion, exploring recovery in more creative ways (such as songwriting, artistic expression, or sport), specific groups such as hearing voices group, or getting out and about in the community. Evenings are for people to write a reflection (we don’t write notes about people, everyone writes their own notes about their journey), relax and unwind, cook and eat dinner together and generally enjoy time around our great Recovery House. Someone from our team is there to do stay-overs if people need some support at night.
What about families and friends?
We can include people’s family members in this program, as we believe recovery is about everybody surrounding a person and not just the person at the center of it. Or, if someone is not yet ready for that, we can explore what bringing in people’s families or community could look like in the future.
Some people may only need a 2 week program to then be equipped to lead their journey independently. For others, it may be a great place to start to lead into a longer program or get use our other services to continue the rest of their learning.