Sunshine Coast Health Centre is committed to being your partner in recovery by providing quality addiction rehabilitation programs and services for men and their families.
Why This Is Important For You
This detailed page listing scheduled activities is our commitment to transparency so that you or your loved one know what to expect before committing to treatment at Sunshine Coast Health Center. Furthermore, you should know that the activities we schedule for clients involves three important considerations:
Consumer Protection Question #9. Will you provide an individualized program with a detailed explanation of the therapies, interventions, and supports that will address my loved one’s needs? When is this done? How often will my loved one be reassessed?
Rationale: “Ask whether your loved one will have group or individual therapy sessions. If the answer is yes, ask how often the sessions will take place and who will conduct them. Once enrolled, confirm with your loved one that the promised level of care is being received.”
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Psychotherapy groups rotate through a weekly schedule that allows for individual appointments/activities throughout the day and evening. Individual activities may coincide with group activities, except for afternoon workshops.
Please note that each client receives the following individual sessions throughout their stay:
Medical Services – Clients will receive an assessment with a physician within 24 hours of their admission and with the psychiatrist one week after arriving. Clients will see the physician, psychiatrist, and nursing team multiple times throughout their stay (amount varies for each client and treatment plan), and before their discharge. For more information visit, the Medical & Psychiatric Services page.
Psychotherapy Sessions – clients meet with their counsellor regularly during their treatment stay via daily group therapy and weekly individual sessions. Clients may also meet with the Program Director if deemed necessary by the assigned counsellor. For more information visit, the Drug Rehab Program page or Alcohol Treatment Program page.
Post-Treatment Planning – clients meet with their counsellor and alumni manager to develop a plan they will follow after they complete treatment and return to their home community. For more information visit, the Alumni & Relapse Program page.
Nutritional Planning – clients meet with our nutritionist to review their diet and nutrition habits as well as planning for improved nutrition intake as part of an overall physical well-being plan. For more information, visit the Fitness & Diet page.
Fitness Assessment – clients meet with the Kinesiologist or Personal Fitness Trainer to review their fitness and recreation habits as well as planning for improved fitness as part of an overall physical well-being plan. For more information, visit the Fitness & Diet page.
Trauma Therapies – clients in the Trauma Program meet with a Psychotherapist and receive hypnotherapy, EMDR, somatic counselling, and therapeutic exercise throughout the program. For more information, visit the Trauma Program page.
Nursing Support – throughout a client’s stay nurses are available for one-on-one support and, when required, the dispensing of medication. For more information, visit the Medical & Psychiatric Services page.
Wellness Therapies – clients receive various therapies such as registered and non-registered massage therapy, low level laser therapy, sauna treatments, and more while residing in the medical unit or throughout their treatment stay. For more information, visit the Detox Services (Alcohol & Drug) page.
Recreational activities are a combination of scheduled group activities, optional group activities, as well as scheduled and optional individual activities (see Individual Activities section below). Recreational activities below are subject to change without notice depending on the season, enrollment, and staff availability.
Church on Sundays (Optional) – Clients who wish to attend church on Sundays are shuttled to town. Sign-up required.
Drumming – Clients participate in a drumming session led by a member of the local Sliammon First Nations group.
Floor Hockey – Clients play floor hockey at a nearby elementary school gymnasium. Equipment provided.
Hikes – Clients are led by a staff member to hike the many coastal and alpine trails available within a 30-minute drive from our facility.
Beach Trips – In warmer months, clients visit various local beaches to relax, walk along the shore, and/or play beach activities (e.g. frisbee, volleyball, soccer). Staff supervision provided.
Sweat Ceremonies – Clients are shuttled to Sliammon to participate in a sweat ceremony led by a member of the Sliammon First Nations community.
Water Volleyball – A very popular activity at SCHC! Clients can participate in water volleyball in our indoor pool.
- Art Expression – Arts and crafts.
- Big 5 Plan – A peer-review of a client’s aftercare plan.
- NA – Narcotics Anonymous.
- Psychotherapy Group – Clients work directly with their counsellor.
- Transitions – Separate group sessions for individuals in Trauma Program.