The Psychology Skills Group aims to provide young people who are experiencing a range of mental health difficulties with new ways of coping with distress.
The Psychology Skills Group is a skills training group based on learning a mixture of skills from Dialectical Behavioural Therapy for adolescents and Radical Openness (Lynch et al., 2016; Miller, Rathus & Linehan, 2006; Rathus & Miller, 2014).
The group invites parents or caregivers to attend the group alongside their young person to help support them in learning and practicing new coping skills.
The group runs for one afternoon per week for 20 weeks. The structure of the group features five modules each containing four sessions. Some modules will focus on improving your distress coping and problem
solving skills, while others will look at understanding your emotions and improving relationships. Modules also focus on reducing the conflict and improving communication and enhancing closeness between young people and their parents.
Found it hugely beneficial. I learned so many skills and felt like I wasn’t the only one going through stuff. It helped me understand stuff more and realise I need to make changes.
Hugely valuable and worthwhile. Life changing. Give it time. Not easy but worth it completely.