The Power in You Project – The Beginning

April 13, 2017

The Power in You Project has been operating for 5 weeks, during that time we have had 9 participants attending regular sessions.

Our program takes a holistic approach to recovery with individual recovery plans for each participant, offering group based services helping to reduce isolation and building support within the group. The morning sessions involve an hour of exercise and team building workshops, while the afternoon sessions include topic based group learning looking at leadership, dealing with rejection, relationships, self esteem and other positive topics that will assist participants in moving forward.

Another element to the program is providing individual support for our participants, assisting them to find work or study opportunities, connecting them with community other groups to assists with housing, and support.  We are proud that during the first 5 weeks of this program we have been able to assist one participant gain part time work, and  link another with “The Mens Shed”

We would like to thank the City of Greater Geelong for providing funding assisting with our social activities such as basketball and ten-pin bowling, which has really helped with reducing isolation, building trust within each other and restoring self confidence whilst in social situations.

The power in you project prides itself on giving our participants every opportunity  for recovery and with individual plans and goals we are so far seeing a great response and are really pleased in what the individuals have achieved in such a short amount of time.

We have received an overwhelming amount of feedback from participants, family members and friends about the positive impact “The Power in You Project” in having in the lives of our participants.  We believe one of the aspects that separates our program from others is the wealth of real life experience, knowledge and understanding of our program director.

Former ice addict Kane Nuttall hopes to turn a rundown weatherboard house in South Geelong into a drop in centre for drug and alcohol addicts. Picture: Peter Ristevski