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The REACH program

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 with depression or bipolar disorder manage their illness and stay well.

The program is delivered in small group format (a max of 10 participants) to encourage peer sharing and support. Topics include fostering strengths, dealing with loss and grief, identifying early warning signs and triggers, wellbeing strategies, nurturing support networks and 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

(NB entry is subject to telephone assessment)

Fees

$540:  (early bird rate – until 4 weeks prior to commencement)

$595:  (thereafter)

What’s Included

9 x 2 hours of group program, Black Dog REACH manual, light refreshments.

 (If you are interested in participating in the REACH program but have financial constraints, please ask us about our concession rates)