CBT for Anxiety and Mood Improvement

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a widely researched, evidence-based treatment that has been shown to effectively reduce anxiety symptoms.

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If you struggle with feeling tense or panicky, find yourself getting caught up in ‘what if...’ worries and worst case scenarios, and have started avoiding people, places or things you care about because of your anxiety, then this group is for you. 

The key idea behind CBT is that what we think and do affects how we feel. This group aims to provide you with the necessary skills to challenge and change your anxious thinking and reduce your avoidant behaviours in order to improve how you feel. 

Benefits of the day program?

  • To help you work out your personal goals for a better future.
  • To increase your understanding of anxiety and its impact on you. 
  • To identify, challenge and change negative thinking patterns that increase your anxiety and lead to avoidance. 
  • To stop the cycle of worry and rumination. 
  • To reduce the physical symptoms of anxiety (e.g. muscle tension, sweating, heart racing etc) through various body-based strategies. 
  • To reduce avoidance and gradually increase your ability to successfully engage in situations that are anxiety provoking.

When does the program run? 

This half-day rolling program is comprised of 10 weekly sessions. At the end of the 10 weeks there is an assessment period for individual tracking of individual treatment goals and plans. The program is run on

Thursdays from 10am to 1pm. 

Program format

Group sessions, face-to-face.

Book your place:

To join the group, you will need a referral from your psychiatrist.

This group is skills-based. This means that it requires your active participation during sessions, and will require a pre-assessment from the group facilitator prior to being able to participate.

Additional information:

For more information please contact our Transitions Team on 03 9773 7000 or fill in the form below and someone will be in contact with you.