Jarrah House is a nurturing environment for the treatment of women with substance misuse. Australia's ONLY not for profit, non-government service where women (and their babies) can undertake a medicated or non medicated withdrawal management program followed by an evidenced based 10 week CBT and DBT treatment program. In 2017 we celebrated 30 years of amazing service to the women of NSW. Programs
Jarrah House runs two residential programs and an aftercare support program as outlined below:
Stabilise: consists of medically supervised detox and stabilise program. The DETOX and stabilise program runs for four weeks and combines groups using a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) group model with individual case management. Group work focuses on providing education on issues important for drug and alcohol recovery, such as communication skills, stress management, relapse prevention, relationships and information on the impact of substance use.
Skills: is a six week program for women who are detoxed from substances and are interested in further behavioural skill development to prevent relapse and/or prepare for more in-depth therapeutic work. The program is drawn from Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and also encompasses groups designed to foster understanding or personal relationships, parenting experiences and physical and psychological wellbeing. The aim of Skills is to help women with substance misuse issues who have difficulty with regulating their emotions, behaviour, relationships and/or sense of self in order to empower participants to develop a "life worth living".
Both residential programs include case management, yoga, art therapy, parenting groups, mindfulness and relaxation groups, and gentle exercise.
Jarrah House provides a discharge planning and follow-up service. Upon leaving the centre, women participate in a discharge program to assist them to implement the changes begun during their stay. They are invited to return to Jarrah House to meet with an alumnus group for continuing support. For more information about this group call our team on 02 9661 6555.
Contact Jarrah House
Phone: (02) 9661 6555