Free weekly meetings run every Thursday, facilitated by a South Gippsland health professional.
SMART Recovery is a global self-help, mutual aid program that offers an opportunity for people to change addictive behaviours that are harmful to themselves and others.
Addictive behaviours can include problematic drinking, substance use, gambling, over-eating, shopping, internet, sex and others.
Every meeting is run by a trained SMART Recovery Facilitator
Focus on the addictive behaviour, not the substance itself
Participants learn evidence-based tools and techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to apply to daily life
Free and inclusive to people challenged by any type of addiction
60-90 minutes in duration
Groups usually range from 3-6 attendees
Identify goals and set an achievable plan for the week ahead
Focus on the present and future, not the past
In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, our local meeting is available online. Participating online is free and easy:
11.00am Thursdays (excluding public holidays)
Search for our meeting via the SMART Recovery Australia website.
Look under Meetings for Online Meetings
Scroll down through the list of Online Meetings to find the meeting scheduled for Thursday 11.00am run by Gippsland Southern Health Service
Participants can then register for any meetings scheduled, with participation mode up to the participant – video, audio only and chat functions are available via Zoom.
If you already have Zoom, our Zoom Meeting ID is 217 141 083; or register directly via the following link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/v5Uqdu2prjMpHp8-b-YJO6FQDkvgNNI7SA
To phone in if you don’t have an internet connection, dial 03 7018 2005 and follow the prompts. Meeting ID: 217 141 083.
For information or support, visit the SMART Recovery Australia website at https://smartrecoveryaustralia.com.au/ or contact Gippsland Southern Health Service on 03 5667 5506.
This program is funded with support from the Gippsland Primary Health Network and delivered by Gippsland Southern Health Service.
66 Koonwarra Road
Private Bag 13
Leongatha Vic 3953
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