Mind Hub Courses & Programs

Due to increasing demand for mental health services, we are offering new Anxiety groups with Medicare rebates to those on GP Mental Health Care Plans.

If you do not have private health and would like to find out more, please read our flyer. If you would like to talk to your GP about referring you to the program, take the flyer and GP Info Sheet to your General Practitioner.

For GPs –

  • Please read the GP Info Sheet
  • Complete a Mental Health Care Plan specifying anxiety skills group as the treatment
  • Ask your patient to complete the DASS-21 and include with MHCP and referral
  • Complete a referral to The Hobart Clinic for Group Programs, providing the completed DASS-21 and MHCP.

Improve your wellbeing today. Make a decision to look after your mental health and get involved in one of our short courses or therapy groups. Joining one of our courses can help you develop techniques to manage stress, reduce reliance on alcohol and other drugs and improve your overall wellbeing.

The Hobart Clinic – Mind Hub is an accredited not-for-profit organisation. There are a number of Mind Hub courses & programs to choose from, delivered by trained and qualified staff, to support you in achieving better mental health and improved wellbeing.

Courses include evening groups through to 6-10 week more intensive programs, as well as ongoing recovery support.

Here are the current courses & programs on offer:

ACT MINDFULNESS

This 8 week group program combines the concept of mindfulness of living in the present moment with ACT – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. This involves developing acceptance of unwanted thoughts and feelings which are out of your control and increasing commitment and action towards living a valued life despite
these symptoms.

COURSE PROVIDES

  • Skills to deal with painful thoughts and feelings effectively
  • A reminder of the importance to live by your values
  • An increased ability to cope with stressful situations
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ALCOHOL & DRUG TREATMENT

The Alcohol and Drug treatment group is a 10 week rotating program that introduces key strategies to help with management of alcohol and drug addictions. Can be joined at any time.

PROGRAM PROVIDES

  • Targeted techniques for changing alcohol or drug use behaviour
  • Strategies on maintaining motivation, dealing with cravings and relapse
  • Techniques on managing emotions, mindfulness and self-care
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ANXIETY MANAGEMENT

The Anxiety Management Group is a 9 week treatment program that teaches effective strategies for managing anxiety, particularly in social situations.

PROGRAM PROVIDES

  • Treatment based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach to managing unhelpful thinking
  • An understanding of the physical aspects of anxiety including addressing specific elements such as managing panic, worry and being judged by others
  • Home practice tasks that focus on applying the skills learnt in the group such as gentle exposure therapy
  • An introduction to Mindfulness techniques to manage anxiety
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BALANCING BIPOLAR DISORDER

This 8-week program is designed for people experiencing Bipolar who want to understand the illness and learn how to manage it more effectively.

PROGRAM PROVIDES

  • Information on what Bipolar Disorder is and how it is diagnosed
  • Identifying, assessing and monitoring stressors and triggers
  • Treatment approaches including medication
  • The role genetics play
  • The creative side of Bipolar
  • Managing Bipolar from mania to depressive symptoms
  • Relapse prevention
  • Group discussion where you learn from each other
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CREATIVE ART

This therapy program uses the creative aspects of art as a way of fostering mental and emotional wellbeing. No artistic talent is required to join this group.

PROGRAM PROVIDES

  • An opportunity to engage in a range of art activities that allow for creative and imaginative expression
  • Experience with Mindfulness techniques, which are interwoven throughout the sessions
  • A calming environment where group participants of all levels can progress at their own pace

This program is flexible in nature and can be joined at any time. Available in the day and evening.

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CREATIVE WELLBEING

Creative writing and photography groups can contribute to recovery for people with mental health difficulties. Creative therapies share a focus on developing meaning, identity, confidence and resilience. Involvement in this program may help you to express and process emotions in a therapeutic way, to interact and build connections with others and to have fun learning new skills.

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CREATIVE WRITING

This group program uses creative writing exercises, both individual and collaborative to help express and process emotions in a therapeutic way. No previous writing experience is necessary, and the focus is on the process rather than the outcome.

PROGRAM PROVIDES

  • An opportunity to learn new skills that can increase your sense of confidence and self-worth
  • An opportunity to share written works which may lead to a recognition of common experiences felt among group members
  • A supportive group environment that is often fun
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DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOUR THERAPY (DBT)

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based group program designed to assist people struggling with overwhelming emotions.

PROGRAM PROVIDES

  • Techniques on learning to cope with overwhelming situations
  • Strategies for understanding and responding to emotions
  • Tools for navigating relationships successfully
  • The opportunity to learn practical skills that combine cognitive-behavioural and mindfulness techniques. These are learned through group sessions and at-home practise tasks. DBT group members are expected to have regular individual therapy to support this learning.
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LIVING WITH ANXIETY

This program introduces strategies for managing the physical symptoms of anxiety as well as learning skills to deal with worry, uncertainty, and change

PROGRAM PROVIDES

  • An opportunity to learn skills to reduce anxiety and to live fully with anxiety present
  • New ways to deal with worry and uncertainty
  • Mindfulness skills through weekly Yoga or relaxation

This program is flexible in nature and can be joined at any time.

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MIND YOUR MIND

This group program focuses on learning new strategies and developing skills to assist in managing anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions.

PROGRAM PROVIDES

  • An opportunity to learn and practise skills to improve mental and emotional wellbeing
  • An increased appreciation of the different psychological strategies used in the treatment of mental health issues.
  • A supportive environment to share experiences.

This program is flexible in nature and can be joined at any time.

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MOOD MANAGEMENT

This 6 week course is designed for people experiencing a mood disorder. This is a psycho-social and skills-based course designed to help overcome depressive symptoms and improve wellbeing in a supportive environment.

PROGRAM PROVIDES

  • An increased understanding of the impact of depression
  • A focus on increasing activity, routines, and healthy habits to manage depression
  • Identifying the role of thoughts in maintaining depression
  • Identifying early warning signs and relapse prevention skills
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THINK FEEL ACT

This 5 week course provides techniques in how to manage unhelpful thoughts that affect feelings and behaviours. Think Feel Act is applicable to a wide range of mental health conditions and is particularly suitable for improving depression and anxiety.

PROGRAM PROVIDES

An introduction to:

  • An increased awareness of the important relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviours
  • Practice in identifying unhelpful thoughts and disputing and changing them to achieve a more balanced view of yourself and the world
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THRIVE WOMEN’S GROUP

A weekly program designed for women who face challenges in relation to health and emotional issues that occur in the midlife. Participants will learn from each other as well as from professionals on a range of gender-related topics. The session includes an exercise and relaxation component.

PROGRAM PROVIDES

An introduction to:

  • A female community where one belongs and feels supported
  • A forum to learn skills on gender-specific content enabling one to thrive and feel empowered
  • Craft activity each week
  • Yoga or pilates session
  • Improved self-esteem and confidence
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WISE AND WELL

Wise and Well is a group program designed for the over 60s with a focus on how to engage fully in life as you age. The group provides a place to share experiences, gain support and knowledge, learn skills to cope better and develop a social network.

PROGRAM PROVIDES

  • A focus on maintaining health and fitness
  • Managing anxiety and depression
  • Education about assessing and managing memory problems.

This program is flexible in nature and can be joined at any time. Come for a minimum of 3 hours on any day or stay longer.

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YOUNG AT HEART

Young at heart is an ongoing program for clients over the age of 60 years. Clients can join at any time and have a structured program for the day involving a morning check-in; a one hour psycho-educational discussion of a topic relevant to mental and physical well-being; a structured activity such as art or music therapy, reminiscence therapy or games, and a self-care session after lunch.

PROGRAM PROVIDES

  • Skills to look after your mind
  • Connection with others
  • Planning ahead and looking after your body
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Fees

If you have private health insurance (PHI), most funds will cover the cost of the course or program. If you do not have PHI, we can provide you with a fee structure. A GP referral is required if you have PHI.