R.E.A.C.H Group

The ACAP Psychology Clinic is currently recruiting participants for all groups.

Aim/Purpose

REACH (Responsibility- Education- Acceptance- Connection- Hope) is a nine-week psycho-educational support group program for individuals with a mood disorder, run by qualified Black Dog Institute trained Facilitators.

Participants and Group Membership

REACH is suitable for individuals over 18, who have lived with a diagnosis of depression or bipolar disorder for at least one year. Eligible participants will also need to demonstrate:

  • Capacity to participate in a group setting
  • Commitment to attend 9 weekly sessions
  • Acceptance of their illness
  • Motivation to implement 'wellbeing' strategies

Topics Covered:

Topics include:

  • Fostering strengths,
  • Dealing with loss & grief,
  • Identifying early warning signs & triggers,
  • Nurturing wellbeing & support networks,
  • Creating a unique 'Wellbeing Plan'.

Schedule and Location

The group runs for 9 consecutive weeks, for 2 hours each week at the ACAP Psychology Clinic, a not-for-profit psychology training clinic located above Wynyard station in the Sydney CBD.

Costs to participants

There is an enrolment fee of $40 covering the participant workbook, materials and refreshments payable at the time of enrolment. Group sessions are free of charge.

Upcoming sessions

Evaluation

The R.E.A.C.H will be evaluated through individual clinical interviews; self-report questionnaires; feedback on the group content and presentation.

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