We’re guessing that you’ve probably had better years. Covid has wreaked havoc, damaging livelihoods and relationships in families everywhere. But you don’t have to try and manage alone.
Black Dog Institute is reaching out to help those who have been left feeling unable to cope following the pandemic.
The medical research institute is running research on how people receive and learn strategies on how to cope with stress and mood issues through a new, free trial which can be delivered digitally from your own home. The centre is looking for 250 people to sign up to receive six hour-long sessions with a clinician, in small groups.
The program has been developed with assistance from the World Health Organisation and aims to help those who’ve noticed they are experiencing higher than normal stress levels or low mood.
“This year has been a big one for everyone and now that the ‘fight or flight’ part of it is over, many people are left feeling a little flat,” explains Research Fellow Richard Bryant.
“The idea is for the participants to learn processes to help them lower their stress and manage better as a result of the issues which has affected them due to COVID. Our process has already been shown to improve people’s mood and reduce stress levels.”
The sessions can be run during office hours, weekends or after office hours, depending on your needs. The best bit? Black Dog will reimburse you $100 for taking the time to complete the sessions
Anyone interested in finding out more can find out more here.