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Positive lifestyle program

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The Program

The Positive Lifestyle Program is a 10-module course used by hundreds of Salvation Army chaplains, counsellors and PLP facilitators throughout Australia. Originating in Canada, it was introduced to Australia by The Salvation Army in the 1990s to be used in courts and prisons. The material was revised by an educational psychologist for The Salvation Army in 2000 (funded by the Victorian Law Enforcement Fund), further revised in 2007, and is now used in a wide variety of fields and settings. Hundreds of men and women owe their freedom to the PLP process.

The PLP methodology takes participants through a self-awareness-raising process, focusing on personal difficulties they may be unable to identify or address. PLP looks to address discontentment, fear, anger and fatigue, which are some of the anti-social and personally harmful consequences people experience when relationships and communication processes break down irreparably.

PLP, in a non-invasive, non-judgmental way, encourages participants to consider the following 10 aspects of their lives: self-awareness, anger, depression, stress, loneliness, grief and loss, problem solving, assertiveness, self-esteem, and goal setting.

Contact us

Territorial Social Programme Department
P.O BOX 479, Blackburn VIC, 3130
Phone: 03 8878 4778
NT | SA | TAS | VIC | WA
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Positive Lifestyle Centre  

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Goals, referral and duration

PLP helps people know, value, care for and improve themselves. The ‘golden rule’ of treating other people the way we wish to be treated ourselves is central to the modules. The positive response to life that is engendered consequently flows through relationships with other, in their networks, their communities and society as a whole.

Referral is often through magistrates, legal staff, court and prison chaplains and welfare practitioners. PLP takes approximately 10 weeks to complete. Referring parties are encouraged to make this clear to participants at an early stage.

Salvation Army officers can also be approached for guidance about PLP; please use the local contact details on this brochure for further information.

  1. Self Awareness
  2. Anger
  3. Depression
  4. Stress
  5. Loneliness
  6. Grief and Loss
  7. Problem Solving
  8. Assertiveness
  9. Self Esteem
  10. Goal Setting

Centres where this Program is offered:

 

NT 

Suburb Center Phone
Alice Springs Alice Springs Aboriginal Programme (08) 8951 0207
Alice Springs Alice Springs Men's Hostel (08) 8952 1434
Alice Springs Towards Independence - Alice Springs (08) 8951 0203

 

SA

Suburb Center Phone
Campbelltown Campbelltown corps (08) 8365 2301
Marion Marion Community Support Services (08) 8377 0001
Noarlunga Noarlunga Corps (08) 8382 1600
Norwood Norwood Corps (08) 8332 0283
Murray Bridge Murray Bridge Fourth Street (08) 8531 1133
Mount Barker Mount Barker corps (08) 8398 2686

 

TAS 

Suburb Center Phone
Burnie Burnie Corps (03) 6431 9541
Clarence Clarence City (03) 6247 2366
Devonport Devonport Coprs (03) 6424 9177
Hobart Hobart Corps (03) 6231 5440
Hobart Hobart Corps / Doorways (03) 6231 1345
Kingborough Kingborourgh Corps (03) 6229 8058
Launceston Launceston Corps (03) 6331 6760
Moonah Moonah / Bridge Centre (03) 6278 8140
New Norfolk New Norfolk Corps (03) 6261 2353

 

VIC

Suburb Center Phone
Bairnsdale Bairnsdale Corps (03) 5152 4201
Ballarat Ballarat Law Courts - Chaplain (mobile) 0409 963 673
Ballarat Ballarat Community Church (03) 5337 0600
Bentleigh Bentleigh Corps (03) 9557 2644
Berwick Berwick Corps (03) 9704 1940
Box Hill Box Hill Corps (03) 9890 2994
Box Hill Eastcare - Chaplain's (03) 9890 7144
Broadford Broadford Corps (03) 5784 2061
Brunswick Brunswick Corps (03) 9388 5500
Camberwell Camberwell Corps (03) 9889 2468
Carlton Carlton Corps (03) 9349 2857
Carrum Downs Carrum Downs Corps (03) 9770 8522
Castlemaine Castlemaine Corps (03) 5470 5389
Collingwood Collingwood Corps 0408411068
Coburg North Moreland Corps (03) 9353 1089
Melbourne Melbourne 614 (03) 9653 3276
Craigieburn Craigieburn Corps (03) 9305 7848
Dandenong Positive Lifestyle Centre (03) 9794 9533
Dandeonon Dandenong Courts (03) 9767 1350
Delacome Delacome Corps (03) 5336 1207
Dingley Kingston Gardens Corps (03) 9558 2045
Drysdale Bellarine Penisula Corps Plant 0439490658
Ferntree Gully Ferntree Gully Corps

phone : (03) 9752 2682

fax: (03) 9753 6294

Frankston Frankston Courts (03) 9784 5739
Frankston Peninsula Youth & Family Services - Chaplain (03) 9784 5000
Frankston Frankston Corps (03) 9776 8456
Geelong Geelong Law Courts - Chaplain (mobile) 0400 110 107
Geelong Geelong Community Support Service (03) 5223 2434
Greensborough Greensborough Corps (03) 9432 1961
Glen Waverley Waverley Temple Corps (03) 9803 2587
Glenroy Glenroy Corps (03) 9306 9507
Gravel Hill Bendigo Community Support Services (03) 5442 7699
Healesville Healesville Corps (03) 5962 4826
Heidelberg Heidelberg Court - Chaplain (03) 8458 2021
Horsham Horsham Corps (03) 5382 1770
Leongatha Leongatha Corps (03) 56624670
Maryborough Maryborough Corps (03) 5461 2789
Melbourne Melbourne Magistrates Court - Chaplain (03) 9628 7797
Mildura Mildura Corps (03) 5023 1647
Mount Martha Mornington Mission Centre (03) 5976 3087
Moorabbin Moorabbin Justice Centre (mobile) 0408 335 620
Morwell Fulham Correctional Centre - Chaplain (mobile) 0407 316 725
Morwell Latrobe Valley Law Courts - Chaplain (mobile) 0412 741 503
North Melbourne Open Door - Chaplain (03) 9329 6988
Noble Park Noble Park Community Programmes (03) 9547 8995
Oakleigh Oakleigh Community Support Services (03) 9563 0786
Pakenham Pakenham Corps (03) 5941 4906
Plenty Valley Plenty Valley Corps (03) 9436 4681
Kaniva Kaniva Corps (03) 5392 2304
Reservoir Reservoir Corps 0425146689
Ringwood Positive Lifestyle Centre Eastern Region (03) 9870 0720
Rochester Rochester Corps (03) 5484 1364
Rowville Rowville Corps (03) 9753 2795
Rosebud Rosebud Corps (03) 5986 4206
Sale Sale Corps (03) 5144 6374
Seymour Seymour Corps (03) 5799 2241
Shepparton Shepparton Corps (03) 5821 2666
St Kilda St Kilda Chapel Chappel Corps (03) 9521 2770
Sunshine SASHS Western Network - Chaplain (03) 9312 5310
Sunshine Sunshine Court - Chaplain (03) 9300 6263
Sunshine Sunshine Corps (03) 9364 9335
Sunshine Westcare - Residential Manager (03) 9312 3544
Swan Hill Swan Hill Corps (03) 5032 4188
Warrnambool Warrnambool Corps (03) 55616792
Wangaratta Wangaratta Corps (03) 5722 1129
Warragul Warragul Corps (03) 56232198
Werribee WyndhamCity (03) 9741 7359
West Melbourne Court & Prison Services State Office (03) 9329 6022
Wodonga Wodonga Corps (03) 6024 2886
Wonthaggi Wonthaggi Corps (03) 5672 1228
Sydenham Brimbank Corps (03) 9390 6111

 

WA

Suburb Center Phone
Enquires Divisional Headquarters (08) 9227 7010
Armadale Armadale Corps (08) 9497 1803
Balga Balga Salvation Army (08) 9349 7488
Bentley Bentley Salvation Army (08) 9458 1855
Bunbury Bunbury Salvatiion Army (08) 9791 5200
 
Ellenbrook Ellenbrook Corps (08) 9296 7197
Geraldton Geraldton Corps WA (08) 9964 3627
Gosnells Gosnells Salvation Army (08) 9398 2244
Kwinana Kwinana Mens Support Service (08) 9439 1585
Mandurah Mandurah Corps (08) 9535 4951
Morley Morley Community Support Services (mobile) 0417 098 314
Morley Catherine Street Corps (mobile) 0400 865 626 
Perth Perth Community Support Services (08) 9260 9599
Rockingham Rockingham Salvation Army (08) 9527 3460
Merriwa 26 Jenolan Way Merriwa (08) 9305 2131
Swanview Swanview Salvation Army (08) 9294 2811
Western Australia Court & Prison Services 0467 600 308
York York Salvation Army (08) 9641 2547

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