STEPS Skills Program
The STEPS Skills Program is a 6-week facilitated information and skills-based group program which is held in people's local communities around Queensland for:
Skills Program Structure:The STEPS Skills Program is generally offered as six weekly sessions, with each session lasting for 2 hours. There is a workbook with information and interactive group exercises, and a STEPS poster that summarises the STEPS Skills Program. The benefits for program participants might include:
- working with others in the groupwork sessions on issues that will positively influence your health and well-being both now and into the future
- thinking about ways to look after yourself
- learning ways to get the support you need
- enhancing relationships with family, friends, and others in your life
- sharing everyday life experiences with others in your community
- linking with others in your community to support people with brain injury & stroke
- learning more about acquired brain injury and stroke.
One of the most important features of the STEPS Skills Program is sharing experiences and thoughts amongst other people in the group. The STEPS Skills Program is designed for people in the group to share and learn from each others' experiences. Often the people who we can learn the most from are people who are experiencing, or have been through, similar issues to ourselves.
A key part of the STEPS Skills Program is planning for a Local Community Activity in the final week of the program. Groups set a goal for a community activity in Week 2 of the Skills Program, and then each week plan towards this goal. Examples of typical community activities include a picnic in a local park, playing croquet, ferry ride to a local island, lunch together at a local coffee shop, and fish and chips at the beach.