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Support Group for Mood Disorders

Mood Disorders Support Group meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month

2020 Dates: 19th May,16th June, 21st July, 18th August,15th September ,20th October, 17th Novermber, 15th December 2020

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Venue: Suite J, 450 Chapel Street, South Yarra, Vic 3141

About: 

Half of the total population (45.5%) experience a mental disorder at some point in their life. As well as medical assistance it may be also helpful and important to find support among peers or in a non-medical set up. People with Mood Disorders suffer from an inconsistent general emotional states (mood) involving feelings of depression, anxiety and irritability. Their irregular emotions can interfere with their work, ability to function properly, daily and social activities, and personal relationships and possibly make them more prone to misusing drugs and alcohol. 

 If your life feels like it is on a downward spiral and you are struggling to cope, perhaps a support group might help. Sufferers as well as carers are welcome to share their experiences with other members of the group. Discussing your experiences with others can help you learn more about the management of the disorder and how to better deal with it.

 Our aim is to help improve the quality of life and general well-being of the participants. The caring and sharing of the group offers relief from isolation and loneliness.

 

Facilitator: Jenny McDowell is an accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor, passionate about contributing to change in the mental health perceptions in Australia. It is an honour for her to facilitate the Mood Disorders Support Group and participate in starkly honest discussions. Her background is in developing education materials and films at university, as well as medical publishing and hospital pharmacy.

 

Contact us for any questions:  supportgroup@mhfa.org.au or phone 1300 643 287.

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