Groups

Groups

Make the most of your referral by accessing both individual and group treatment.

Get better results and outcomes by adding group education to your treatment at no extra cost.

All group programs are structured and facilitated by a psychologist.

Booking is essential: please advise Reception that you will be attending, or call us on 5998-4498.

Pain Management & Support

In 2019, we are again running a combined Pain Management and Support program.

Managing chronic pain can be a challenge, and this group is designed to help you learn strategies to manage your pain.
Within the supportive group environment you will learn techniques such as: pacing activity, sleep hygiene, regulating your emotions, understanding stress, anxiety and depression, expressing yourself to others, controlling your thoughts, moving and exercising, nutrition, coping with relapses, establishing routine, understanding pain medications, and communicating with medical professionals.

Sessions will be held on the first Friday of each month, from 9:30am to 11:00am and will follow this format:

  • 30 minutes of education on the topic of the month
  • 30 minutes for social interaction and support
  • 30 minutes to regroup, ask questions and debrief

Upcoming dates for the Pain Management & Support Group:

There are no upcoming events.


September 6, 2019
  • Pain Management & Support Group: Coping with Relapses
    9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Details:

    Unfortunately relapses are part of chronic pain. Learn how to manage relapses, what to do and what not to do.


October 4, 2019
  • Pain Management & Support Group: Curiosity and Coping with Change
    9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Details:

    Chronic pain forces you to change, and this can be challenging. Learning to be curious about the world around you can help create neural pathways, and help you manage your pain.


November 1, 2019
  • Pain Management & Support Group: Communicating Your Pain
    9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Details:

    Learn strategies to effectively communicate to family and friends about your pain.


December 6, 2019
  • Pain Management & Support Group: Putting it All Together
    9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Details:

    Creating and maintaining your individual Pain Management Program.


For clients with a current Mental Health Care Plan, groups are bulk billed. Clients with a Mental Health Care Plan have access to 10 group sessions per plan.

TAC clients can attend groups at no cost. Workcover clients, with approval for group treatment also attend at no cost.

The cost for private clients without a MHCP and Workcover clients without approval for group treatment is $15 per group session.

Please note that all groups require a minimum of 4 participants to commence and booking is essential.

To find out more contact us by phone on (03) 5998-4498, by e-mail at info@evergreenpsychology.com.au, or follow us on Twitter.

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