Our Communicare Academy has partnered with Shalom House Rehabilitation Centre to launch an exciting program aimed at assisting our young men to improve their health and wellbeing.
Christian Gee of Shalom House, a long-term, safe, supportive community for men pursuing a life free from addiction, has developed the Brothers in Guidance (B.I.G.) program alongside our male Communicare Academy team members to provide positive role models for our young male students.
Christian, a former Championship Body Builder and specialist Body Building Coach, is lending his expertise to the program, challenging our students with a tough mix of body building exercises and cardio work outs designed to increase their physical and mental fitness.
The B.I.G. program also covers relevant food and nutrition advice to assist our students in making wiser choices when it comes to eating. The third component of the program involves challenging our male students to confront issues such as anger, hate, love, relationships, forgiveness, communication and conflict resolution. The students have contributed quite a lot of their own experiences and thoughts during these collaborative sessions.
Included in the program will be an annual visit to Shalom House in Caversham, where our students can experience first hand the therapeutic community model Shalom House operates. This year our students visited Shalom house on the 1st of June and Business Manager, Dennis Garac said, “Overall the Shalom partnership is proving to be a great investment in the future of our young men”.