Postnatal Kickstarter Group
This is a 3-week group devoted to helping you kickstart your mental health in the postnatal period. It is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is the recommended, first-line treatment for perinatal anxiety and depression.
Dates: Mondays 21st November to 5th December 2022 (3 weeks)
Time: Every Monday 9:30am - 11:00am (AEDT)
Location: Zoom Video Call
Cost: $20 administration fee upon registration. THIS GROUP DOES NOT COUNT TOWARD YOUR MEDICARE GROUP SESSIONS FOR 2022.
Who will find this group useful?
You may find this group useful if you have been experiencing problematic levels of worry, persistent anxiety, and/or periods of low mood and depression. This is a great first step to starting treatment before attending individual therapy sessions.
What will we cover?
About Anxiety and Depression – Learn about your own symptoms of anxiety and depression, and learn how to deal with the physical symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Identifying unhelpful thoughts and dealing with uncertainty – Learn to identify and confront the thought symptoms of anxiety and depression, and how to cope using Thought Challenging and Structured Problem Solving.
Tackling unhelpful behaviours and building confidence – Learn to challenge unhelpful behaviours associated with anxiety and depression using Graded Exposure and Activity Planning, and learn how to build your confidence and keep getting better!
What can I expect?
This will be a confidential, interactive seminar comprised of short educational components, group discussions, and experiential exercises.
You'll be asked to practice some skills at home and do some brief reading between meetings. You will be expected to do your best to attend all 3 meetings.
Maximum group size is 12 participants
In order for you to participate fully, children are best to be occupied.