Unlike usual human emotions, depression can strike anyone, at any time, and often for no good reason at all. And while many people don’t like to talk about it, depression is also surprisingly common, affecting more than one million Australians every year.
There’s a range of treatment options available for depression. While it’s a good idea to seek advice from a health care professional, Lifeline Northern Beaches also run a support group to provide additional help.
Open to anyone experiencing depression, our support group allows members to discuss what they’re going through with other people who really understand. Our participants find that being part of the group, sharing insights, and learning from the experiences of others, really does help.
Our group also provides members with practical strategies for coping with depression – all of which are based on tried and tested practices such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness techniques and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. With the help our facilitators, group members also learn new ways to relate to others, and develop greater strength and resilience.
This group is run over a eight-week period, enabling group members to build genuine relationships with a constant group of people.
Where: Lifeline Northern Beaches Office: 310 Sydney Road, Balgowlah NSW 2093
Duration: 8 weeks (Booking Essential)
Cost: $10/session (but if you are unable to pay just let us know)
Get in touch by email – firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (02) 9949-5522 to find out the next start date. If there aren’t enough people to run a group at the time you need, we do offer Face-to-face counselling as another alternative.