Use of artistic mediums to enrich and deepen self-awareness and explore oneself.
Wednesdays 5 pm
Use of artistic mediums to enrich and deepen self-awareness, providing a process to enable participants to explore their self, and express their way of seeing and being in this world. Regular sessions to enable a range of mediums to be explored.
What is the evidence?
At MyLocalMind Inc. and FremantleMind Inc. we only provide services that are evidence-based. The use of artistic mediums within a psychotherapeutic framework enriches and facilitates a deepened knowledge of the participant’s self and their way of seeing and being a part of the world around them. By promoting moments of expression and enhancing awareness, positive and meaningful life changes are possible. Art therapy has been shown to contribute to significant positive changes in mental health symptoms in populations with different clinical profiles and non-psychotic (i.e., anxiety, depression, etc.) mental health disorders.
Uttley L., Scope, A., Stevenson, M., Rawdin, A., Taylor Buck, E., et al. (2015). Systematic review and economic modelling of the clinical effectiveness and cost- effectiveness of art therapy among people with non-psychotic mental health disorders. Health Technology Assessment, 19(18), 1-120. doi: 10.1186/s12888-015-0528-4
FREOMINDFULNESS (For Youth)
Guided sessions to develop the skills to practice and benefit from mindfulness.
Mindfulness is sweeping the Western World, and for good reason. The practice involves focusing attention and being in the moment. Mindfulness has been around for thousands of years, with its physical and mental health benefits now widely publicized and backed by science.
At its heart, mindfulness is a simple form of meditation, which can be practiced anywhere at any time! These sessions are guided mindfulness practices including a variety of techniques such as mindful breathing, mindful sensing, muscle mindfulness, mindful imagery, and mindfulness of space.
What is the evidence?
At MyLocalMind Inc. and FremantleMind Inc. we only provide services that are evidence-based. Mindfulness brings about various positive psychological effects, including increased subjective wellbeing, reduced psychological symptoms and emotional reactivity, and improved behavioural regulation.
Keng, S. L., Smoski, M. J., & Robins, C. J. (2011). Effects of mindfulness on psychological health: A review of empirical studies. Clinical Psychology Review, 31, 1041-1056. doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2011.04.006
DRUMBEAT® (For Youth)
Reconnect to yourself and others using music, psychology, and neurobiology.
Wednesdays 4 pm
DRUMBEAT® is the world’s first structured learning program using music, psychology, and neurobiology to reconnect with ourselves and others. The name DRUMBEAT® is an acronym for Discovering Relationships Using Music, Beliefs, Emotions, Attitudes, and Thoughts. Learn, play, and grow with MyLocalMind Inc. and DRUMBEAT®.
What is the evidence?
At MyLocalMind Inc. and FremantleMind Inc. we only provide services that are evidence-based. DRUMBEAT® contributes to positive mood, a sense of achievement, self-confidence, self-esteem, sense of belonging, cooperative behaviours, and positive relationships with peers, family, and community.
Faulkner, S., Ivery, P., Wood, L., & Donovan, R. (2009). Holyoake’s DRUMBEAT program: Music as a tool for social learning and improved educational outcomes. The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 39(1), 98-109. doi: 10.1375/S1326011100000958
Self Help for Anxiety and Depression Education Sessions for Youth (SHADES-Y)
An 8 week course to empower young people to manage anxiety and depression.
Next session to be confirmed
A specialised gruop for adolescents experiencing anxiety and depression based on the very popular and successful Self Help for Anxiety and Depression Education Sessions (SHADES) adult group therapy program. SHADES-Y was developed and successfully trialled using adolescents experiencing anxiety and depression.
The group runs over eight weeks and typcially consists of between 6 and 10 participants. SHADES-Y combines cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) frameworks and interventions to help young people gain increased awareness into their anxiety and develop strategies to manage it. The progress of participants is measured across eight weekly sessions and feedback is provided to each group member at the conclusion of the group.
Outcome measures of anxiety and depression of SHADES-Y have shown demonstrated benefits to participants.
YOUTH LIFE SKILLS FOR WELLBEING GROUPS
Closed groups that decrease social isolation, enhance self-esteem, and build wellbeing for young people.
Next session starting 29th July 2021
This life skills for wellbeing group for youth is a closed group, semi-structured life skills group which aims to decrease social isolation, enhance self-esteem, and provide information and skills development around mental health.
Over eight sessions the following areas will be covered:
General mental health
Problem-solving and goal setting
MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries would like to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s First People and Traditional Custodians. We value their cultures, identities, and continuing connection to country, waters, kin and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and are committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, by providing services that are welcoming, safe, culturally appropriate and inclusive.
MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries are committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries welcome all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.
MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries remember all those we have lost to suicide and acknowledge all people who have direct experience of suicide and mental health issues more broadly. MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries acknowledge all who struggle with mental health issues and those who care for and support them. MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries also acknowledge all who have engaged in suicidal behaviour and those bereaved by suicide. MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries recognise that the voice and insight of people with lived experience is essential in the development of our work to build healthy minds and resilient communities.