Recovery involves a lot of energy both physical and psychological to maintain the daily need to progress clean up, rebuild and regaining of ‘normal’ life patterns. There is a need to have moments of relaxation and removal from this stressful and all consuming activity.
Opportunities that bring the community together within a frame of enjoyment, which takes them away from the daily ‘grind’ and enables the to ‘leave the mess behind’, supports a decrease in stress related behaviour, brings families together and builds positive resilience. In many incidences the local gathering place has been damaged and/or are no longer accessible or are focused around alcohol consumptions.
The pilot will support the instigation of small gatherings orientated towards families creatively engaging and enjoying each others company is a positive environment.