One-on-One Mentoring In Mental Health Housing
At Riviera Recovery, our program managers provide the support, guidance, and advocacy needed in mental health housing through weekly one-on-one mentoring sessions. Our one-on-one mentoring sessions are available to residents to help them identify new goals they want to achieve, coping skills they want to work on, and build new life skills. By offering these sessions, Riviera aims to support and guide our residents toward a better life.
Education skills are crucial for success in academic settings and beyond, as they empower residents to become more independent, efficient, and lifelong learners. By gaining education skills from our one-on-one mentoring sessions, residents can boost self-confidence, foster a love for learning, and prepare themselves for lifelong learning and adaptability. Some skills that may be discussed during these sessions include learning studying techniques, active listening, research skills, understanding the college application process, test-taking strategies, and presentation or public speaking skills.
Home skills, commonly referred to as life skills, empower residents to take care of their living environment, handle daily tasks efficiently, and lead a comfortable and organized lifestyle. These skills are essential for living a healthy, stable, and clean life. Our program managers will discuss these skills during our one-on-one mentoring session, these may include cooking, effective cleaning, budgeting or money management, basic home repairs, proper laundry care, and emergency preparedness.
Social skills refer to the skills related to interpersonal relationships, such as knowing how to interact, communicate, and build relationships with others. These are crucial skills for navigating life and can be challenging to build for residents struggling with mental health problems. Social skills that are expanded on in our one-on-one mentoring sessions may include communication skills, emotional intelligence or emotional regulation, collaboration, and understanding social etiquette.
Coping skills may look different for each resident, as their need for coping may differ. Residents can use these skills to manage and adapt to stress, challenges, and difficult emotions. The coping skills that are discussed in our one-on-one mentoring sessions can be both proactive (used to prevent stress) and reactive (used in response to stress). These coping skills may include problem-solving, physical activities, learning to set boundaries, creative activities, meditation, and self-compassion.
Relapse Prevention Skills
Relapse prevention skills are meant to prevent residents from engaging in self-destructive behaviors like substance use, self-harm, or isolation. These skills focus on identifying triggers, managing stress, and building a supportive network to sustain long-term recovery. The relapse prevention skills gained from our one-on-one mentoring sessions may include developing a support group, utilizing healthy coping skills, avoiding high-risk situations, creating healthy routines, and setting realistic goals.
Residents will meet with our program managers once a week to review the skills they want to improve, how they want to continue their treatment, and their updates on mental health problems. As some residents may not be comfortable with attending group sessions, one-on-one mentoring gives our residents private time to discuss their needs in a relaxed and casual setting.
This mentoring occurs in our two mental health houses, the Barrington House and McLaughlin House. These houses are separated by gender and allow for like-minded peers to connect with each other, focus on transitioning back into society, and receive support and guidance through their mental health problems. Sessions may also take place on excursions or outings with the program managers. Residents will receive the care and mentoring they need no matter where the sessions occur.
Having peer support through a mentor can be incredibly beneficial when battling mental health issues. The one-on-one mentoring at Riviera provides guidance, empowerment, and a safe place for our clients. Our mental health housing facilities in Los Angeles provide an optimal space for young adults to receive mental health treatment and support services. If you or a loved one would benefit from our services, contact our team today to learn more about our facilities.
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