Managing Your Mood

Skills Groups for Adults and Adolescents

 

Are you struggling with distressing feelings and thoughts?

Are you experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression?

Do you want to learn skills and strategies to more effectively manage your feelings and your relationships?

Lifeline is offering 16-week DBT* skills groups which will cover the following key components:

 

  • Mindfulness skills – to stay focused on the present moment
  • Emotion Regulation skills – to deal with intense negative emotions and develop emotional coping strategies
  • Distress Tolerance skills – to effectively deal with painful emotions and situations
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness skills – for assertive communication and building relationships

 

Who can attend?

If you live, work or attend school in Northern Sydney or the Northern Beaches, have mild to moderate mental health issues and fall into one of the identified risk groups, you are eligible to attend (see snhn.org.au for further details).

 

How much does the group cost?

There is no cost but you will require a referral from your GP to attend. To register your interest please talk to your GP or call PHN Mental Health Line on 1300 782 391 or email Lifeline at PHNgroups.coordinator@lifelineh2h.org.au

 

For more information:

Contact PHN Groups coordinator on 8287 1158 or email PHNgroups.coordinator@lifelineh2h.org.au

Funding for groups is provided by Sydney North Primary Health Network

*Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a type of talking therapy which focuses on the specific needs of people who experience emotions very strongly and feel they need to change patterns of behaviour that are not helpful.

 

2018 Skills Group Dates 

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16-week Adult Groups

All groups have commenced at Balgowlah and Gordon. Further groups are possible from July onwards.

For further information about upcoming groups, please call 8287 1158 or email us. Alternatively, dates will be uploaded once confirmed.

 

Adolescent Groups

All groups have commenced at Balgowlah, Lindfield and Gordon. Further groups are possible from July onwards.

For further information about upcoming groups, please call 8287 1158 or email us. Alternatively, dates will be uploaded once confirmed.