Free mental health workshops for those in need

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CHILDREN, teens and young adults in the northern suburbs can take part in a series of free mental health workshops.

Direction Psychology recently received government funding from the WA Primary Health Alliance to run a series of group therapy sessions for nine to 25-year-olds.

“With the concerning rise of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicide in young people, our aim is to provide mental health programs to those who may not usually be able to afford to access them,” group coordinator Jessica McCallum said.

“Group therapy is an effective way to not only learn new skills and improve mental health, but to also feel a sense of belonging and community with people similar to yourself.”

Direction Psychology will run six different group therapy programs, starting October 21, in Joondalup and Stirling.

These range from self-esteem building, mood management for depression and anxiety, and mindfulness for stress and feeling overwhelmed.

Contact Jessica at groups@directionpsychology.com.au to enrol.

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