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Fitzroy Legal Service, Level 4, 126 Moor Street (access via courtyard)
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065

T 03 9355 4700 T 03 9355 4700

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Black Fish Medical Centre, 215/235 Rossiter Road
Koo Wee Rup, Vic 3981

T 1300 623 523 T 1300 623 523

1800-639-523

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Group Programs for API

We offer a range of Group Programs for adults and children aimed to build resilience and promote mental health and well-being.

Group Programs for API

 

Managing Anxiety: Essential CBT Skills

A program that aims to help individuals to develop skills to manage worry and anxiety by learning to change the way people react to their thoughts and other external events. Managing Anxiety uses

Groups have a max. number of 6-8 participants.

Sessions – 6 x 2 hour session

Managing Depression: Essential CBT Skills

A program that aims to help individuals develop and utilise new skills to manage depression. Managing Depression uses evidence-based psychological methods to help participants learn strategies to cope with problems and make positive changes.

Groups have a max. number of 6-8 participants.

Sessions – 6 x 2 hour session

Basic Mindfulness

A mindfulness-based stress reduction program that helps individuals learn mindfulness skills for dealing with current levels of stress and the prevention of low mood and anxiety. Sessions incorporate mindfulness activities such as meditations and mindful colouring.

Groups have a max. number of 6-8 participants.

Sessions – 6 x 2 hour session

 

Child and Adolescent Programs

 

  

Colour n’ Chill

A mindfulness program suited to children (various age groups), who have signs of stress, anxiousness and worries. Colour’n’chill is therapeutic by nature, using evidence-based activities, and aims to enable children to integrate mindfulness tools into their daily lives.

Groups have a max. number of 12 participants.

Sessions – 2 x 1.5 hour session

 

  

Parenting Children Who Worry

A psycho-ed course for parents with children who have signs of elevated worry, and struggle with their worries

Groups have a max. number of 16 participants.

Sessions – 4 x 2 hours

  

Talking About Resilience

A series of therapeutic, and psycho-social programs for children. Appropriate for ages 8-14.

Groups have a max. number of 12 participants.

1. Emotional management – 4 x 1 hour sessions

a. or 8 x 1 hour sessions

2. Grief and Loss focus group – 8 x 1 hour sessions

3. Social management – 6 – 8 x 1 hour sessions

4. Positive Relationship skills and emotions – 8 x 1 hour sessions

Very Special Kids: A Sibling Care Group Program

A mindfulness program to help support siblings of children who suffer a terminal physical illness build mindfulness tools in their daily lives. Very Special Kids is therapeutic by nature, using evidence-based activities, and aims to enable children to identify and manage emotions such as anger and anxiety.

Groups have a max. number of 6-8 participants.

Sessions – 6-8 x 1 hour session

 

What do I do now?

If you want to sign up for the Group Programs or you would just like to know more, email our Group Program Coordinators at groupprograms@mediation.com.au

 

Information For Referrers

For more information about the Accessible Psychological Intervention (API) Program, please click here.

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