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Wise Minds is a group program developed by Direction Psychological Services that helps young people (14-20) develop the important skills of:

• Identifying negative and/or anxious thinking patterns,
• Challenging unhelpful thinking patterns (e.g. catastrophising, overthinking),
• Using positive self-talk alternatives, and
• Replacing unhelpful coping skills with the positive skills of mindfulness, relaxation, grounding, affirmations, and goal setting.

Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment approach that is effective for a range of emotional, behavioural, and mental health issues. This goal-oriented approach focuses on examining and improving the connections between a person’s thinking patterns, feelings, and behaviours. The Wise Minds group uses CBT to teach anyone aged 14-20 how they can use their own mind to improve their:

  • Self-image
  • Low mood
  • Negative beliefs
  • Anxiety
  • Confidence and self-worth

The team at Direction Psychology have been running this group program for the past 4 years, and are excited to be adapting the program for the Family Centre! Teens and young adults with type 1 can often experience anxiety, low mood, a loss of confidence and identity, and catastrophic thinking after a diagnosis. Our psychologists will teach these VITAL thinking and coping skills, while framing the content, discussion, and activities for the type 1 participant to ensure that they feel heard and connected to their type 1 tribe.

Wise Minds is open to anyone aged 14-20, who wants to learn how to think more positively or reduce anxiety/depression symptoms.

The program will run every Thursday, 6:00pm - 7:30pm starting Thursday May 10th for 6 weeks at the Telethon Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, Stirling.

Discounted rate for the Family Centre!
Only $360 for the whole 6 weeks. Rebates of up to $130 available if client is on a Mental Health Care Plan from their GP. Further discounts available for low-income families.

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