Aftercare

After completing the 10-week residential programme in the clinic, fellows have to face the most critical phase of the treatment process. They have rebuilt self-confidence, are motivated again, feel more energetic and are ready to make new plans. At the same time, they are insecure because they may have changed, but their social environment has stayed the same. Going back home can therefore be very confronting, causing old behaviour and convenient habits to recur. Not being in a safe environment with the right guidance can lead to relapse and trigger severe consequences. For that reason, it is essential they receive a great level of support during this period.

Aftercare will start right after clinical treatment. One major part of the recovery process is to find purpose again. What are you going to do with your life and even more important; how are you going to do that? After spending 10 weeks in a safe and warm environment, going back can be very confronting, causing old behaviour and convenient habits to recur. Not being in a safe environment with the right guidance can lead to relapse and trigger severe consequences.

In close cooperation with the family, the fellow, possibly a referring therapist and our global network of healthcare professionals, a clear and attainable tailor-made programme will be suggested for you to follow at home. This could include extra specialist care, help from a recovery coach, residential aftercare or (online) aftercare. To help families transition as smoothly as possible, Yes We Can Youth Clinics offers several aftercare options:

- Yes We Check-in
- Yes We Do London
- Yes We Do London Groups
- Yes We Do Online
- Aftercare For Life

Yes We Check-in

Each fellow and also parents/carers will receive one hour of “touch base” digital care per week by one of our (family) counsellors for a period of five weeks (weeks 11-15). Yes We Check-in is an integral part of treatment at Yes We Can Youth Clinics.

Yes We Do London

Yes We Do London is a 10-week (weeks 11 – 20) programme consisting of full day (10AM – 4PM) physical aftercare sessions, two days a week. Yes We Do is now available at our UK office in Central London, but being the fast growing organisation we are, we are busy expanding our services in many more cities and countries. Next to the usual share in group sessions, we also help with the search for meaningful daytime activities, apply for jobs, how to get back to school, draw up financial plans, further develop social skills and work towards set goals.

Days and times of Yes We Do London
Tuesday               10.00 – 16.00 BST
Friday                   10.00 – 16.00 BST

* In case you are not able to attend Yes We Do London twice a week, Yes We Can Youth Clinics offers a bespoke programme, which consists of a 10-week programme, one day a week. 

Yes We Do London Groups

Yes We Do London Groups is a 10-week (weeks 11-20) programme consisting of ten group sessions. The group sessions are guided by a professional Yes We Can Aftercare Therapist and are comparable to those fellows experienced in the clinic. The aim is to support fellows in applying the tools learned during treatment in everyday life. Checking in with the community can be an important stimulus to keep you grounded. In general, sessions last 2 hours.

Day and time of Yes We Do London Groups:
Saturday              15.00 – 17.00 BST

Yes We Do Online

Yes We Do Online is a 10-week (weeks 11-20) programme, consisting of 90 min. digital group sessions, twice a week. Over the years, we have treated more than 43 nationalities from all continents and to cater for the needs of our global community, we believe access to an international network of Yes We Can fellows is best organised online. Group sessions are guided by a professional Yes We Can Aftercare Therapist and its aims are comparable to those fellows experienced in the clinic. Experiences will be shared and direct feedback received. The aim is to support fellows in applying the tools learned during treatment in everyday life. Checking in with the community is an important stimulus to keep you grounded.

Days and times of Yes We Do Online
Monday                10.00 – 11.30 BST
Wednesday        18.00 – 19.30 BST
Thursday             18.00 – 19.30 BST

Aftercare For Life

As part of the Yes We Do programmes, we provide ‘Aftercare for life’. All former Yes We Can fellows and families having completed Yes We Do, obtain the right to drop in once a week (on request and when truly needed) for the rest of their lives, either digitally or physically.

Questions

For questions about our aftercare programmes or tailor-made aftercare, please contact us at +31 (0)85 02 01 222 or fill in our contact form.

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