This May & June 2019 we are once again delighted to be delivering the Black Dog Institute’s REACH Wellbeing Program at BIG. Once again Samuel Walker from BIG will be co-facilitating the program with Jillian le Gros from Bayside Mental Health Service - offering their unique blend of lived experience and mental health nursing perspectives. This interdisciplinary approach makes for a really rich and diverse program where people who experience mood disorders like depression and bipolar can learn together new skills and strategies that support positive mental health and boost wellbeing.
THE REACH PROGRAM
The REACH program is a 9-week psycho-educational wellbeing group (based on the principles of responsibility, education, acceptance, connection and hope) to help participants who experience depression or bipolar to manage their mental health and stay well.
dealing with loss and grief
identifying early warning signs and triggers
nurturing support networks
creating a unique Wellbeing Plan
Eligibility criteria for participants:
Over 18 years old
Diagnosis of depression or bipolar disorder, for a minimum of one year
Capacity to participate in a group setting
Capacity to commit to attending the 9 weekly sessions
Acceptance of illness
Motivation to implement personal change strategies
Bayside Initiatives Group Inc.
Unit 8 / 37 Veronica St.
Capalaba, QLD 4157
For more information contact BIG on:
(07) 3390 1116
0499 747 000