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Staying Connected When Emotions Run High - A Family and Carers Event (Armidale)

Event description

Staying Connected When Emotions Run High is a set of Five Key Strategies empowering others to be a resource to a person in distress. Through learning about the typical relationship patterns, “fear and worry dances”, which instinctively activate between closely connected humans in distress, Staying Connected highlights alternative strategies for a “Good Enough Dance”, which is “contagious with calm”.   Safety planning “like a fire drill” is another key component of the intervention. 

Facilitated by Dr Annemaree Bickerton (Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatrist) and  Toni Garretty (Clinical Coordinator Family and Carer Program Illawarra and Shoalhaven Mental Health Service), this FREE workshop will provide you with additional communication skills to support someone (between 12yrs to 100yrs) who experiences any of the following:

  • Has relationship difficulties
  • Demonstrates changing emotions and strong overwhelming feelings that can make communication difficult
  • Sometimes behaves in a way that makes them a danger to themselves or others

These symptoms can be experienced in those with mental health issues, drug and alcohol misuse, developmental and learning disorders. 

9:00 am sign in and morning tea

9:30 am start

3:30 pm finish

Morning tea and lunch provided.

For further support or information please contact:
Isabelle Devos   
0400 463 171

Diane Dobson
0438 466 542

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