Disability and mental health support services

As a member of the Links to Wellbeing consortium, UCWB provides the no-cost Mother-Infant Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Group to help mothers with the emotional challenges related to the unique relationship between mothers and infants by managing emotions and developing skills to change unhelpful ways of thinking and behaving.

The group guides mothers on how to support their child’s development, to nurture their emotions and sustain relationships effectively. It focuses on helping mothers manage emotions by recognising, experiencing and accepting them. It can also help mothers understand why they might harm themselves, which in turn may help them change this behaviour.

The program teaches four important skills to help reduce the size of emotional waves and help manage them when they become overwhelming.

  1. Mindfulness

Become more focused on the present moment, rather than focusing on painful experiences from the past or worrying about the future.

  1. Distress tolerance

Learn to cope better with painful feelings and events by looking at healthy ways of dealing with big emotions.

  1. Emotion regulation

Understand and have more control over your emotions and learn how to be less vulnerable when facing negative emotions and situations.

  1. Interpersonal effectiveness

Develop skills in expressing your beliefs and needs, setting limits and negotiating solutions to problems. Look at protecting your relationships, treating others with respect, and feeling good about yourself.

To be eligible for the Mother-Infant Dialectical Behaviour Therapy group, mothers need to be 16 or over and experiencing increased life stressors or signs of not coping.

Referrals to the Mother-Infant Dialectical Behaviour Therapy group can be made by the person seeking support, a friend or family member, a doctor or a mental health provider. No referral from a general practitioner is required.

Referrals are to be made to the central intake fax number 1300 580 249.

Enquiries can be made by phoning 8326 3591 or emailing linkstowellbeing@neaminational.org.au.

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National Disability Insurance Scheme

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way to support people living with a disability. We are a registered NDIS provider and have partnered with other organisations to design and deliver individual, tailored in-home and community support services.

National Psychological Support Measure

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Links to Wellbeing

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Access to a registered psychologist

As a member of the Links to Wellbeing consortium, UCWB provides no-cost counselling support from a registered psychologist to people who are experiencing mental illness.

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Mother-infant dialectical behaviour therapy group

As a member of the Links to Wellbeing consortium, UCWB provides the no-cost Mother-Infant Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Group to help mothers with the emotional challenges related to the unique relationship between mothers and infants by managing emotions and developing skills to change unhelpful wa...

Find out more