Overcoming Self Harm Together
With Adolescent Psychiatrist Dr Shannon Morton and Consumer Advocate and Survivor Vanessa Howgego
The Healing Circle is a recovery-focused group for young people under the age of 25, who require support, healing relationships with others who directly understand, and an encouraging space to practice emotional regulation strategies. The group will incorporate principles of Mindfulness, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and the Expressive Therapies (e.g. Art Therapy, Music Therapy, and Narrative-based Therapy).
Participants will be bulk-billed with GP or Psychiatrist referral to Dr Morton and the Group. The Healing Circle extends to a moderated online support forum for additional peer mentorship between groups to provide necessary encouragement to persevere with self-affirming strategies during difficult times. This group will serve as an excellent adjunct for those already engaged in individual mental health treatment.