At YFO, we strive to continuously provide impactful services and improve mental health across Australia. Our on going approach and commitment further supports the National Mental Health Commission's Vision 2030.
Our programs are evidence informed, follow a specific model of trauma focused adventure practice and guarantee improvements in ....
They will experience an accepting group in which they are not an outsider.
They will feel 'normal' in relationship.
Conflict will be resolved happily - it is a major focus.
They will make friends
They will be accompanied by sound and specifically trained adults (ratio 1:3).
They will be safe; in the group, the activities, the environment
Psycho-education; they will understand how stress works
Activities gradually increase levels of stress – while maintaining dignity
Resilience will increase
They will disprove unhelpful beliefs of self and the world
Strengths will be identified and rewarded
Empowerment will replace helplessness and hopelessness
They will experience a deep sense of contentment
They will learn about their psychology
They will learn lots of adventure skills, they will repeat until expert
The improved skills aim to improve self-esteem
Mindfulness moments will arise when balancing in a canoe, climbing a wall, etc
As a bonus they are likely to experience and give respect and build esteem.
These are not possible to create. The other 4 can be planned and achieved.