Structured Day Programme
The twenty week Structured Day Programme is run twice annually offering group process and individual counselling support.
Attendance is required at group sessions three days a week which helps to introduce structure and focus into the service user’s daily life. Daily sessions begin at 10:00am and finish at 4:00pm during which an hour lunch is taken.
Life skills, self-realisation and goal setting are just some examples of the self-development work which is incorporated into the programme. We employ procedures and techniques drawn from a wide range of Therapeutic and Life Skills Theorists, including:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Person Centred
- Psychodynamic Theory
- Motivational and Life Skills Techniques
Throughout the programme a series of workshops are delivered on:
- Relapse awareness / prevention / management
- Substance awareness
- Stress and relaxation
- Anger management
- Conflict management
- Social skills
- Art workshops and social activities
- A range of workshops to promote positive mental health including self-esteem / self-perception / self-nurturing attention is paid to the area of self harm and suicide
- Personal development plan
- Mental health
The Programme aims to provide emotional and practical support to clients as they develop self-agency and to equip and empower them to live drug free.
The Way Forward
Charting or mapping with the individual client the way forward by:
- Exploring options of further or higher education
- Leisure courses
- Voluntary or paid employment
- Over 18 years of age
- Two or three months drug/alcohol free
- Must be available/willing to attend three full days per week with additional one hour counselling session for the twenty week period
- If on the Methadone Programme, the service user must be stabilized for a period of two to three months
If there are past mental health concerns, the service users current mental health must be stable
- If on prescribed medication, the service user must be medication compliant
- This service will be available to clients assessed by HSE Addiction Team and deemed suitable for inclusion in the Programme.
- We also seeks to target appropriate referrals from other services such as probation / court services, community support groups and local doctors.
- We will also accept self-referrals which are assessed as appropriate. Here is a copy of our Referral Form which you can fill out and drop into Turas. One of our staff will make an appointment for you.