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Group Activities

Group activities play a valuable role in maintaining and improving your mental well-being. These activities help people connect with their community, meet new friends, and learn new skills or hobbies. It will also provide a safe and supportive space for individuals with mental health needs and psychosocial disability to come together, share their experiences and build strong relationships.

Participating in group activities offers opportunities for social interaction, companionship, and a sense of belonging, which can help combat feelings of isolation and loneliness.

Our team is committed to creating an environment where individuals can learn from one another, gain new perspectives, and develop valuable coping strategies. Whether it is joining a support group, attending group therapy sessions, or participating in recreational group activities, these experiences can contribute to improved mental health and overall well-being.

An NDIS group activity is when people with mental health needs and psychosocial disabilities come together as a group to connect and explore new experiences. These activities can be social, recreational, or community related experiences. They are conducted in a group setting and aim to provide opportunities for individuals to connect with their community, build social connections, establish daily routines, and participate in enjoyable and meaningful experiences.

At Karakan, we offer a range of group activities that may interest you, including cooking, fishing, gardening, meditation, and more. These activities are all about connecting with others, having fun, and feeling like you belong to a community. We customize the activities to fit your preferences and needs, so they are enjoyable and meaningful for you. By participating in these activities, you can experience improved well-being, strengthen your sense of connections and enhance your involvement within your community.

Currently Karakan group activities include programmes such as Cook-n-Connect and Flourish.

Cook and Connect with Karakan

Cook n Connect

Cook n Connect is a 7-week community-based program designed to support customers improve their overall well-being through nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices. Led by an experienced Chef and a Karakan team facilitator, individuals engage in practical cooking sessions in small groups. The program focuses on teaching affordable meal planning, nutritional eating, safe cooking practices, and basic food hygiene. This program promotes healthy eating, encourages social interaction, and enhances kitchen skills, all of which contribute to improved nutrition and enhanced mental well-being.

Why Cook n Connect?

· Learn Essential Skills – The program equips you with essential cooking skills, teaching you how to prepare healthy, affordable meals. It is about becoming confident and independent in the kitchen.

· Nutrition – Cook n Connect emphasizes the importance of nutritional eating for overall well-being. You will learn how to make food choices that support both your physical and mental health.

· Safe Practices – The program teaches safe cooking practices and basic food hygiene, ensuring that you can cook confidently and safely at home.

· Creativity and Patience – Cooking allows for creativity and experimentation. It is a process that can help build patience, a valuable skill in all areas of life.

· Social Interaction – Cooking in small groups encourages social interaction. It is a chance to connect with others, share experiences, and build relationships.

· Enhanced Mental Well-being – The act of cooking, combined with the social interaction and the focus on healthy eating, contributes to improved mental well-being. It is about nourishing your body and your mind.

Flourish

Flourish is a 12-week program that’s all about helping you on your journey to better mental health. It’s a program built on real-life experiences and solid evidence, and it’s made up of four main parts: a workbook for you to use, recordings you can listen to, group activities where you can learn and share, and coaching to guide you along the way.

The program is based on the Collaborative Recovery Model (CRM), which is a set of principles and steps that can help you make positive changes in your life, not just during the program, but even after it’s over.

One of the great things about Flourish is that it lets you keep track of your own progress. You’ll be able to see how far you’ve come using the Self-identified State of Recovery (SISR A & B) measures.

Why Flourish? 

So why join? Because Flourish is all about supporting you. It’s about giving you the tools, the knowledge, and the confidence to take control of your mental health and start making positive changes in your life. It’s a journey, and we’re here to help you every step of the way.

Joining the Flourish program can be a transformative experience. Here’s why you should consider joining:

True to Self – Flourish is all about you and the changes you want to make. It’s a program that respects your individuality and supports your personal growth.

Play to Strength – The program helps you identify and use your strengths, hopes, and values to improve your quality of life. It’s about building on what’s already strong in you.

Celebrate Life – Flourish encourages you to appreciate the small steps you take in life. Every little progress is a reason for celebration.

Be Present – The program teaches you how to connect with the present moment, helping you to live more mindfully.

Aiming for Progress – Flourish helps you identify what you want in life and supports you in making progress towards your goals. It’s about moving forward, one step at a time.

Find Solutions – The program equips you with new skills to navigate life’s challenges. It’s about finding solutions that work for you.

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