The resilience program aims to build the capacity of mentees to make more productive decisions, more frequently, that empower them to progress more consistently and quickly on their pathway towards achieving their NDIS goals.
This is within the context that fundamentally, stretch goals are generally not achieved because not enough time is spent consistently working towards them. This is typically because of reactions to external situations in terms of thoughts and feelings that result in a decision to cease working towards them. While these thoughts and feelings are valid and are understandable, this can result in achievable goals not being reached.
Resilience in this context, involves their empowerment to build their skills to more consistently stay on the pathway to their goals. This includes reflecting on events that have deflected them from their pathway and anticipating possible future events that may distract them from their pathway and the capacity to make difference choices to continue on their pathway despite these. Participants learn and apply the resilience concepts through an individualised and very small group setting in a dynamic and non-clinical setting that is directly relevant to building their capacity to achieve their NDIS goals as they relate to increased community and social participation and employment.
The concepts are underpinned by core concepts and evidence bases in: neurochemistry as it relates to neuroplasticity for learning and motivation, positive psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, and behavioural change, within a framework of reward based learning.
The resilience program empowers participants to become more:
- Aware of what choices are within their influence that will enable them to progress towards their goals;
- Aware of daily habits that are helping and those that are making it harder for them to achieve their goals;
- Accepting of the behavioural change process to actively what they have learnt to progress on their pathway to achieve their goals;
- Positive in their outlook of their goals and the pathway to achieve them;
- Able to manage the fear response in the context of triggers and setting events;
- Able to set relevant and tangible goals including reflecting on outcomes of their choices to work towards them;
- Confident to use supports and networks in their home, community, and future work environments to help them achieve their goals.
- CB Increased Social and Community Participation;
- CB Finding and Keeping A Job;
- School Leaver Employment Support (SLES);
- Improved Daily Living 15_037_0117_1_3;
- Core assistance with social, economic, and community participation.