Holyoake Family Alcohol and Other Drug Programs (Kaleidoscope Plus Program) – Sydney

Programs for children and youth of parents with a mental illness (peer support and education programs)

The Kaleidoscope Plus Program runs over 8 weeks and offers a safe and therapeutic environment for children and young people aged between 5-17 years who have been affected by a family member’s alcohol and other drug issues co-occurring with mental illness.

The Kaleidoscope Plus Program aims to:

  • increase children and young people’s understanding about the relationship between drug and alcohol and mental health issues
  • validate children’s experiences of drug and alcohol and mental health issues in the family
  • promote a sense of collectiveness and inclusion
  • explore and develop skills in problem solving and managing difficult emotions
  • promote confidence and self-esteem.

These aims are achieved through the provision of art and craft activities, educational material, interactive activities and relaxation exercises that are all provided in a fun and supportive atmosphere.

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For use by families where a parent has a mental illness, their supporters, and services who work with them.