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. 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. This service is also available for parents/carers in need of extra help. And:
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 Online consists of twenty digital 90min group sessions during a 10-week period (weeks 11-20). 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 therapist and its aims are comparable to those fellows experienced in the clinic. Experiences will be shared and direct feedback received. Checking in with the community can be an important stimulus to keep you grounded. Sessions in general last 1,5 hours.
As part of the Yes We Do Online programme, we provide ‘Aftercare for life’. All former Yes We Can families having completed Yes We Do Online, obtain the right to drop in once a week (on request and if necessary) for the rest of their lives, either digitally or physically.
Yes We Do consists of twenty full day physical aftercare sessions during a 10 week period (weeks 11-20). Sessions last from 10.00 – 16.00, two days per week. 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 much more.
As part of the Yes We Do programme, we provide ‘Aftercare for life’. All former Yes We Can families having completed Yes We Do, obtain the right to drop in once a week (on request and if necessary) for the rest of their lives, either digitally or physically.
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.Contact form