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"Great support from Springboard Day Program"

About: Communify QLD Lives Lived Well

(as a service user),

I attended Springboard from recently with a small group of other people.

I am a young single parent with 2 young children. This type of course was perfect for my situation as I could drop the kids at kindergarten and day care and drive across to Spring Hill and do this course by day and then finish and go pick my children up and head back home and be a parent.

The thought of going to rehab with 2 young dependants is something I could not fathom... My children are too young to be away from me that long and I would miss them like crazy.

This course was just what I was after... In 6 weeks we covered and learnt a whole range of subjects and topics about wise choices, value based choices, living a rich, full and meaningful life.

Sam and Dan were really awesome and easy to relate to as I learnt on day one they both had come from a mental health/addiction/rehab background and that made it even better to learn from them!

Goal setting was frustrating but I am using it in my day to day life now.... Also I think about my values daily and am I living up to my values and does this choice supoort my values each time I think about doing something eg having a wine etc

I have managed to get through urges to drink whilst angry and upset a few times.

I feel like the knowledge I have learnt is always on my mind.

I thought the course could have been an 8 week course! I personally would have loved to have started at 8:30am or 8:45am and finished at 2pm or 2:30pm but that's just me as the daycare opens at 6am and my child's kindergarten finishes at 2:30pm.

I loved the content and especially TED talks. I connected with the group and I felt very comfortable speaking openly and vulnerably to everyone in a non judgemental environment (if only my family could be this supportive)

Since Springboard I have spoken to 2 people on the phone about what they are up too, their new jobs, follow ups, support groups, if they are attending any footprints support groups etc.

It felt really good talking to these people!

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Response from Gerard Moloney, Lives Lived Well 6 years ago
Gerard Moloney
Lives Lived Well
Submitted on 18/08/2017 at 9:33 AM
Published on Care Opinion at 9:38 AM

Hello supportive program,

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience of attending the Springboard program. It is great that the program and the staff were a good fit for your situation and enabled you to care for your children and be able to attend the program. Well done that you have been able to use the concepts, ideas and skills from the group experience in your daily life.

We wish you all the best for your ongoing journey.


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