Mind Hub Courses & Programs

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 5-10 week more intensive programs, as well as ongoing recovery support.

Here are are current courses & programs on offer:

ACT MINDFULNESS

Eastern Shore & City Centre

This 8 week course 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 relax and cope with stressful situations

ACTIVE MANAGEMENT OF PERSISTENT PAIN

Eastern Shore & City Centre

This 10 week program focuses on recovery through making sense of research and applying this to the management of persistent pain. The goal of this group is to prepare participants for self management. A multidisciplinary team will provide a comprehensive approach to facilitate recovery.

PROGRAM PROVIDES

  • Education sessions to improve health literacy
  • Gentle exercise and activity re-education
  • Relaxation and mindfulness skills training

ALCOHOL & DRUG TREATMENT

City Centre

The Alcohol and Drug treatment group is an 8 week course that introduces key strategies to help with management of alcohol and drug addictions.

COURSE 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

With limited places available, participants are required to commit to attending the full 8 week course

ANXIETY MANAGEMENT

Eastern Shore & City Centre

The Anxiety Management Group is a 10 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 and avoidance
  • An understanding of the physical and psychological aspects of anxiety
  • 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

BALANCING BIPOLAR

Eastern Shore

This 6 week course is designed for people experiencing Bipolar Disorder who want to understand their illness and learn how to manage it more effectively.

COURSE PROVIDES

An introduction to:

  • What is Bipolar Disorder and how is it diagnosed?
  • Identifying, assessing and monitoring stressors and triggers
  • Treatment approaches including medication
  • The creative side of Bipolar
  • Managing Bipolar from mania to depressive symptoms
  • Relapse prevention

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY (CBT)

Eastern Shore & City Centre

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

COURSE 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

COMMUNICATING CONFIDENTLY

Eastern Shore & City Centre

This 8 week course will focus on improving communication skills to create a feeling of confidence when interacting in a range of relationships

COURSE PROVIDES

  • An understanding of different communciation styles and their impact
  • Training in assertiveness and conflict resolution skills
  • An increase in feelings of confidence and empowerment in relationship interactions
  • Improved self esteem and wellbeing

CREATIVE ART

Eastern Shore

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.

DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOUR THERAPY (DBT)

Eastern Shore

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based group program designed to assist people struggling with overwhelming emotions. DBT teaches new skills in three ways: group skills training sessions; at home practice tasks; and weekly individual therapy sessions. This is an effective treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder.

PROGRAM PROVIDES

  • Techniques on learning to cope with upsetting situations
  • Strategies for understanding and responding to emotions
  • Tools on navigating relationships successfully
  • Cognitive Behavioural techniques combined with Mindfulness.

Places in the group are limited. New members can join at the start of each module. This group requires a high level of commitment and continuous attendance for a minimum of 30 weeks.

LIVING WELL STAYING WELL

Eastern Shore

This recovery group program is designed to support people who are dealing with a range of mental health difficulties.

PROGRAM PROVIDES

  • Peer support and an opportunity to work towards improving overall mental and emotional wellbeing
  • A number of topics throughout the year including dealing with anxiety and depression, managing stress, chronic pain, building relationships and communication

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

MINDFULNESS BASED RELAPSE PREVENTION (MBRP)

Eastern Shore & City Centre

This 8 week program is designed to bring the practice of mindful awareness to individuals who have experienced an addiction. MBRP practices will increase awareness of triggers, destructive habitual patterns and ‘automatic’ reactions that control many lives. It is best suited to those who have undergone initial treatment and wish to maintain their treatment gains.

PROGRAM PROVIDES

  • An opportunity to become aware of personal triggers and habitual reactions and learn ways to create a pause in this seemingly automatic process
  • A nonjudgemental and compassionate approach toward self
  • A lifestyle that builds both mindfulness practice and recovery

MOOD MANAGEMENT

Eastern Shore & City Centre

This 8 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.

COURSE 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

OVERCOMING ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOUR

Eastern Shore

The Overcoming Addictive Behaviour group program supports people who require ongoing assistance with managing an addiction.

PROGRAM PROVIDES

  • Both peer and professional support, and aims to assist people in achieving their personal goals relating to addiction
  • Key skills such as craving management and relapse prevention
  • A variety of other related topics, such as communication, managing emotions, and healthy living

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

WISE & WELL

Eastern Shore

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
  • Skills in managing anxiety and depression
  • Education about assessing and managing memory problems
  • Adapting to change
  • Strategies for improving sleep

After lunch, enjoy a relaxation session and an activity. This program is flexible in nature and can be joined at any time.

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.