The Repat Foundation The Road Home
What is The Road Home - Wellbeing Program?
A unique model that supports Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Emergency service men and women and their families transition from service and or injury to the next stage of life via engagement into a peer support community and program of wellbeing.
Whether from the military or emergency services, the experience of transition, loss or change of meaningful occupation, and or injury, can present challenges for these service men and women and their families while they find a new identity, community and purpose. If injured they may find it hard to navigate the health system to secure appropriate treatments and strategies to recover. This can affect mental health and in the worst-case scenario may have tragic results such as family breakdown or even suicide. The mission of this model is to assist service individuals and their families to find pathways to be engaged in a meaningful social peer group whilst accessing programs and pathways addressing their health and wellbeing needs.
The Road Home - Wellbeing Program provides:
- Information and direct referral to appropriate health agencies and support services
- Training and career development - support and referrals
- Group programs and adjunct therapies including physical and art based activities:
- Cycling,rowing,adaptive sports,Spin and gym classes,yoga,meditation and more
- Invictus Games Training pathways–currentandex-serving veterans with UniSA Program
- Adjunct art therapy programs including–one-to-one Transpersonal Art Therapy by referral,
- Art workshops, art trolley to bedsides, music and development or artworks honouring service
- Community and peer engagement, volunteering and mentoring opportunities
- Learning and research – trialing new projects and evaluating their impact to inform the evidence base
- Advocacy and Community development - collaborating to improve models of care and wellbeing
- Innovation – responding to identified needs in creative ways to provide an inclusive approach.