Drugs and Alcohol Tear our Families Apart
Marrin Weejali Aboriginal Corporation
The circle of Security is a relationship based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children.
The aim of this program is for parents and carers to: Become more aware of their child's needs, understand how children communicate needs through their behaviour, expand parenting choices and strengthen relationships with children.
Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) skills groups teach people to manage a range of intense emotions, commonly seen in those diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. These skills have proven to also benefit those suffering with depression, anxiety, alcohol or drug addictions, and other mental health disorders.
We currently offer two levels of DBT skills groups for Marrin Weejali clients:
Beginners Level - In the Mood (Foundations), where clients learn change-oriented skills and acceptance-oriented skills, more commonly known as: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, & Distress Tolerance skills.
Advanced Level - In the Mood for More (Relationships), where clients learn how to get their needs met while maintaining their relationships and maintaining their self-respect. Criteria apply for those interested in participating in these groups and clients will need to be recommended by their Marrin Weejali counsellor. The groups are open for the first 3 weeks of each term before closing until the start of the following term. These DBT skills groups are offered in partnership with the University of Sydney's Gambling Treatment & Research Clinic.
A group that is designed to help women understand themselves better, how the cycle of violence works, the many faces of domestic violence, its' effects on children, and work on healing, self-esteem and recovery.
Tidda’s Time Together is Marrin Weejali’s women’s health & social group.The women gather weekly to share their stories, to empower and encourage each other through life’s journey.This is a special time for women’s business, expressing their feelings and thoughts. Healing mind body soul and spirit in a safe and healthy environment.
Program is about providing an understanding, knowledge & skills in managing the feeling of anger itself, challenging beliefs and thoughts about anger and how to resolve problem issues that trigger anger.
The Men's Cultural & Spiritial Healing Group offers Aboriginal men the tools & encouragement to become stronger role models for their children, their families & their community. The group has been facilitated by a number of staff members and input has also come from Aboriginal Elders. The group covers a wide range of issues, including personal, health and spiritial healing. The group incorporates a good feed afterwards, which gives a space for individual counselling to occur with clients who have complex or more personal issues to discuss.