RDGP facilitate a range of community group programs in the Riverland and Limestone Coast, below is a list of group programs offered throughout the year.

 

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In The Name Of Art

In the name of art is a FREE 10- week TAFE accredited interactive community art program aimed at improving literacy and numeracy skills and ultimately supporting participants to link into further earning or learning opportunities.  Participants will have the opportunity to visit local Riverland art venues and learn many new skills such as photography, computing, collage, and painting while focusing on developing their own major art piece.

 

 

Criteria: Aged 17+ and not employed or enrolled in education

More Information: Contact the RDGP office on 08 8582 3823 for information about the next program or click here to view our events calendar

Program Location: Riverland

 

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Cooking With Confidence

Cooking with Confidence is a FREE 10-week hands on nutrition and cooking program. Students will develop their own recipes as a group, cook lunch each week and produce a cookbook to keep. All participants will be linked into the Regional Development Australia Career Development Centre at the end of the program for further career planning and support.

 

 

 

Criteria: Aged 17+ and not employed or enrolled in education

More Information: Contact the RDGP office on 08 8582 3823 for information about the next program or click here to view our events calendar

Program Location: Riverland

 

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Healthy Eating Activity & Lifestyle (HEAL™)

HEAL™ is a FREE evidence based lifestyle modification program facilitated by RDGP Registered Nurses that supports participants to develop lifelong healthy eating and physical activity behaviours with a strong focus on self-managed change. HEAL™ offers eight weekly group exercise and group education sessions comprising of one hour of supervised low to moderate intensity physical activity followed by a one hour healthy lifestyle education class. One-on-one health consultation is undertaken to assess current health status, which may include collaboration with a GP to clear participants for safety in exercise. Participant’s fitness status is taken into consideration when developing an appropriate exercise program. Post follow up with participants occurs at 5 and 12 months of program completion. HEAL™ has the national backing of the Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

Criteria: Anyone can attend

More Information: Contact the RDGP office on 08 8582 3823 for information about the next program or click here to view our events calendar

Click here to download a HEAL™ information brochure

Program Location: Riverland and Limestone Coast

 

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Tuning In To Kids

The Tuning in to Kids™ (TiK™) draws on the work of researchers and practitioners working in the area of adults and children’s emotions.  The program focusses on developing supportive, emotionally responsive parenting – characteristics that are central in a secure attachment relationship. The training introduces parents to the theory and research behind the program and outlines the philosophical approach, which is a focus on valuing emotions in the parent-child relationship. Tuning in to Kids™ is designed to teach parents about emotions in themselves and their children and how to ’emotion coach’ their children through emotional times. Emotion Coaching is a parenting technique that helps child understand their feelings. When parents Emotion Coach, children learn how emotions work and how to react to feelings in healthy ways. Research has shown that emotion coaching is a valuable lifelong skill, helping to build a resilient and empathetic community.

Criteria: Parents and carers of children

More Information: Contact the RDGP office on 08 8582 3823 for information about the next program or click here to view our events calendar

For more information about RDGP’s mental health support services click here, for more information about headspace Berri services click here

Program Location: Riverland

 

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Tuning In To Teens

The Tuning in to Teens™ (TinT™) is an offshoot of the Tuning in to Kids™ program, drawing on the work of researchers and practitioners working in the area of adolescent emotions.  The program focusses on developing supportive, emotionally responsive parenting – characteristics that are central in a secure attachment relationship. The central idea behind Tuning in to Teens™ is that young people develop their capacity to think about emotional experiences and regulate their responses when their parents attend to difficult emotions of low to moderate intensity, and when they support, soothe and help their teen to learn about and regulate emotions. Tuning in to Teens™ is designed to teach parents about emotions in themselves and their young people and how to ’emotion coach’ young people through sometimes difficult emotional times. Emotion Coaching is a parenting technique that helps young people understand their feelings. When parents Emotion Coach, young people learn how emotions work and how to react to feelings in healthy ways. Research has shown that emotion coaching is a valuable lifelong skill, helping to build a resilient and empathetic community.

Criteria: Parents and carers of young people

More Information: Contact the RDGP office on 08 8582 3823 for information about the next program or click here to view our events calendar.

For more information about RDGP’s mental health support services click here, for more information about headspace Berri services click here.

Program Location: Riverland

 

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Just Breathe

Just Breathe is a FREE group program facilitated by headspace Berri, aimed at providing young people aged 12-25 with a place to relax; as well as learn strategies to help manage every day stress.

Regular practice of mindfulness meditation has been found to improve various issues related to both mental and physical health by enhancing one’s attention to the present moment and decreasing unnecessary rumination and worrying.

Criteria: Aged 12-25

 

 

More Information: Contact the headspace Berri office on 08 8582 4422  for information about the next program or click here to view our events and programs calendar to see if we are starting one soon

Program location: Riverland

For more information about RDGP’s mental health support services click here, for more information about headspace Berri services click here.

 

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Chill Skills

Chill Skills is a skills based 8-week small group therapy program which allows the young person to learn and practice the skills needed for emotional regulation.  Learning emotional regulation skills in a group setting has an advantage over individual treatment in being able to use the group process and experience to learn alternative ways of responding to conflict and in its provision of a supportive and motivating group environment in which to change.

 

Criteria: Young people ages 12-18 years who would like to feel a greater sense of control and understanding of their emotions and behaviours.

 

More Information: Pre –registration essential as places are limited.

Contact the headspace Berri office on 08 8582 4422 for information about the next program.

 

 

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Buried Treasures

The aim of this program is to enhance attachment and parenting skills in a creative and positive way that helps clients to identify and rediscover their parenting strengths. This program offers participants the opportunity to:

– Explore parenting experiences and strengths with creativity, colour, stickers, photos, poetry, craft, stories and journaling

– Participate in a group which focuses on rediscovering skills to help create positive life changes

– Participate in a group and have the opportunity to share ideas and skills with others

Criteria: Women who have perinatal depression or who are at risk of developing same.  Women who are either pregnant or have a child in their 1st year (we are flexible about this and will take women with children up to the age of 2 years).  A crèche is provided for children from ages 6 months to 5 years.

GP Mental Health Treatment Plan referral required (discuss this with your GP or RDGP staff)

More Information: Contact the RDGP office on 08 8582 3823 for information about the next program or click here to view our events calendar

For more information about RDGP’s mental health support services click here, for more information about headspace Berri services click here.

Program Location: Riverland

 

To see a list of all current programs, click here to view RDGP’s event calendar

Please click here for a print friendly version of all our programs.

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