Managing Your Mood

Skills Groups for Adults and Adolescents

Adults (18+)

Adolescents (14–18 years)

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).

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 details: 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 that 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.

2023 Skills Group Dates

16-week Adult Groups

  • Monday 9:30-11:30am, 6 March – 31 July 2023, at Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury, Gordon
  • Monday 9:30-11:30am, 6 March – 31 July 2023, at Seaforth Village Community Centre

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

Adolescent Groups

Brookvale

  • Thursdays, 5:30–7:30pm: 16 February–22 June 2023 at Headspace, Brookvale.
  • Thursdays, 5:30–7:30pm: 27 July–7 December 2023 at Headspace, Brookvale.

Lindfield

  • Thursdays, 5:00–7:00pm: 16 February–22 June 2023 at KYDS, Lindfield.
  • Thursdays, 5:00–7:00pm: 27 July–7 December 2023 at KYDS, Lindfield.

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