The Navigations program provides counselling and support to adults living in the community who want to change their substance use behaviour and their life style.
Participation in the program is voluntary and individuals wanting assistance can self refer. The program also takes referrals from the prison and criminal justice system through ACSO (Australian Community Support Organisation).
|“... I could never imagine it possible to live without drugs. It is. I am living it now, and how great it is. Now when I think of drugs it makes me feel yuk. I couldn’t have built this new life without the much needed support from odyssey. In particular [my counsellor] has been a beacon guiding me in the right direction, encouraging me to keep struggling forwards. All the while watching me learn to navigate life without a need for drugs, it couldn’t be better. I have a job, a loving partner, a warm home and the support of my family...” – Lydia
The Navigations Program also provides ongoing contact and support to people who leave the Odyssey House Residential Rehabilitation program (Therapeutic Community). Individuals and families are offered support to help them to continue their recovery.
The Navigations Program focuses on a person’s emotional and physical well-being, and on their goals around vocation, parenting, family and mental health. All participants have access to a comprehensive assessment. An individual psychological treatment plan is developed for each client, in partnership with Navigations staff. Treatment may include brief counselling and phone support, individual counselling, therapeutic groups and family sessions.
The focus of treatment and support includes:
• Reduction of the impact of substances symptoms
• Relapse prevention
• Mood management
• Referral to other support services
• Increasing social involvement
• Mental health well-being
Navigations Counsellors provide help in the following areas:
• Improving relationships
• Housing and Employment
• Financial counselling
• Legal concerns
• Parenting and caring for children
• Loss of self-esteem and confidence
Each participant is assigned a qualified counsellor who will help them to identify and work towards long-term goals. Group therapy is optional for those who are drug-free or stable on medication.
Cost: This is a free service.