If you are in immediate danger, call 000 for Police and Ambulance help.

Or call 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732). This is a 24hr national sexual assault, family & domestic violence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of family & domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

Program Outline

Psychoeducation addresses the causes and consequences of domestic abuse and its traumatic effects. We offer a range of initiatives designed to assist women develop necessary skills to understand and overcome their experiences and prepare them for a safe and productive reintegration with society 

The programs are created and facilitated by licensed clinical psychologist, Kate Baggs, focusing on cognitive and emotional skill development to address trauma-related symptoms and other life goals and concerns. 

Lecture topics 

  • Building your safety framework 
  • Building self-esteem from within  
  • Developing healthy boundaries 
  • Identifying and building healthy relationships 
  • Emotional regulation and distress tolerance 
  • Healthy lifestyle – self-care and creating joy and hope 

 

Practical Skills Workshops: 

  • Attention to ongoing safety  
  • Planning healthy meals on a budget  
  • Managing your personal finances  
  • Employment preparation 
  • Parenting and play  
  • Communication skills 

 

Body and Spirit Classes: 

  • Yoga  
  • Meditation and mindfulness 

 

Community and Volunteer-Led Activities 

  • Clothing donations and swaps 
  • 12 step meetings  
  • Community kitchen garden  
  • Art workshops  
  • Choir  
  • Music appreciation initiatives 

 

Ongoing 

We place an important focus on promoting survivors’ strengths as well as their cultural past experiences on which they can draw. We seek to provide women with a mentor to share their forward journey to independence and success. 

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