Our approach

Mental illness and addiction and associated disabilities, create barriers to integrating with the community and progressing from dependence to wellness. Victoria House supports the strength-based recovery model from mental illness/addiction.

Our organisation has adopted the strengths-based recovery model alongside the South Canterbury District Health Board.

  1. We encourage people to identify their wants and desires and to write them as goals, with small, measureable, realistic steps (objectives) to achieve individual goals.
  2. We assist people in identifying and connecting with resources and services within their community. We generate options and choices and link them to desired resources.
  3. We help people to achieve their goals through supportive actions, education, problem-solving, role modelling and experiential practicing in natural settings.

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