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Acceptance & Change: A DBT Skills Group Week 12
From 01-12-2022 4:30 PM
To 01-12-2022 7:30 PM

DBT is an evidence-based therapy originally designed for individuals with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, but it can also be helpful for anyone with difficulty tolerating intense and distressing emotions and experiences. This group is for young people aged 16-25 years who experience intense or painful emotions and who would like to learn helpful ways of coping with their distress. This program is a 12 week skills group.

Research suggests that brief skills training groups have been shown to lead to a decrease in unhelpful behaviours and an improvement in coping skills. (McMain et al., 2016).


1. To provide a supportive group space where young people can accept themselves as they are while also acknowledging that they can continue to develop skills and improve their quality of life.

2. To provide an opportunity to learn four types of skills to help with distress: how to be mindful, how to cope with distress, how to regulate emotions, and how to manage relationships effectively.

3. To provide opportunities for discussion and debriefing of practice of skills applied.

On completion:             

Participants will receive a certificate of recognition for:

1. Improved self-awareness and acceptance.

2. Acquired skills including mindfulness, coping with distress and emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.

How to enrol: Book an appointment with your GP to request a referral letter addressed “to the Psychiatrist of the Recovery College” and this can be sent to the Emotional Health Unit via email:
An appointment with a Psychiatrist will then be arranged to organise enrolment into relevant modules.

Cost: This module can be funded by private health insurance. The Emotional Health Unit will do a health fund check and let you know if you are appropriately covered. Modules can also be also be self-funded, please contact the Recovery College at the Emotional Health Unit to discuss further.


Recovery College, Emotional Health Unit, Level 7, Salmon Building