Managing Your Feelings
Skills Groups for People with Intellectual Disability
Lifeline is offering 9-week skills groups based on Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy strategies for adults (18+) with mild to moderate intellectual disability who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression. The following key components will be covered:
- Mindfulness skills to stay focused on the present moment
- Skills to recognize and regulate emotions, thoughts and actions
- Skills to build helpful thoughts and behaviours
Who can attend?
People who live, work or study in Northern Sydney or the Northern Beaches, and who have mild to moderate intellectual disability and mental health concerns are eligible to attend (see snhn.org.au for further details)..
How much does the group cost?
There is no cost to participants but a referral from a GP to the SNPHN Mental Health Triage is required in order to attend.
For more information:
Contact PHN Groups coordinator on 8287 1158 or email PHNgroups.email@example.com
Funding for groups is provided by Sydney North Primary Health Network
Northern Beaches Lifeline: 310 Sydney Road, Balgowlah, NSW 2093
The group will begin in February, running on Wednesdays. More groups will be announced as and when they are finalised.
The group runs for 9 consecutive weeks for 2 hours between 10.30am – 12.30pm on Wednesdays.
Free with a referral from a GP to the SNPHN Mental Health Triage.