Day to Day Living

Day to Day Living

The Day to Day Living Program (D2DL) provides people living with a long-term mental health issue with a safe and supportive environment.

Through a range of educational, social and recreational group-based activities, participants are encouraged to seek out their vocation, discern what ‘recovery’ means for them and focus on making their future dreams a reality by creating opportunities for themselves today.

The program aims to:

  • Supports people experiencing social isolation;
  • Increases the ability of people to participate in social, recreational and educational activities;
  • Assists people to improve their quality of life and independence in the community; 
  • Increases community participation by assisting participants to:
    • Develop new skills or relearn old skills;
    • Develop social networks;
    • Participate in community activities;
    • Develop confidence; and
    • Accomplish personal goals.

Activities in D2DL reflect the interests of our community members. These currently include health and wellbeing – gym, water aerobics, yoga; creative arts – music, visual arts; and living skills such as cooking, computing, and writing, amongst other activities. To see this week's activities, got to the homepage and click on the Weekly Activities planner in the 'In the News' section.

If you would like to find out more or refer someone to the Day to Day Living Program, please contact Vocational Programs Manager, Bec McKenna on (02) 9581 9134 or

Deck of Dreams Project

The Deck of Dreams is a collection of hopes and dreams that have been expressed by people impacted by mental illness and transformed into 52 colourful and inspirational cards. The Deck of Dreams project has been driven by Jen Lee, Day to Day Worker at The Wayside Chapel, and supported by the Day to Day Living program.

For more information, please contact Vocational Programs Manager, Bec McKenna on (02) 9581 9134 or

The Day to Day Living Program is supported by financial assistance from the Australian Government Department of Health.

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