REACH Wellbeing Program Coming to BIG this May/June 2019!

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 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.

Topics include: 

  • fostering strengths

  • dealing with loss and grief

  • identifying early warning signs and triggers

  • wellbeing strategies

  • 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