Mental wellbeing skills groups for young people and families
Places for our August groups are now full. The next round of groups will commence in March of 2022.
DBTeen is a dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) informed program delivered in a Primary Care environment, offering skills training for young people aged 14-18 experiencing some or all of the following:
The program is delivered in multifamily groups whereby carers develop the same skills alongside their teens and support them to embed the skills in their day to day lives. The program is as much for carers as the young person.
Unfortunately, young people who are already receiving tertiary psychiatric/mental health services, like CAMHS, are not eligible.
An adult carer or parent must also commit and attend all 12 sessions with the young person.
For more information on eligibility, refer to page 2 of our Brochure below.
Lifeline WA is offering 12-week DBTeen skills groups which will cover the following key components:
There is no charge. DBTeen is fully funded by the West Australian Primary Health Alliance.
Anyone can make a referral by completing our referral form below.
Following the referral, teens and their fellow adult participants will undergo an assessment with a Clinician to determine admission to the program.
I have looked forward each week to spending Saturday mornings with our DBT group, It has greatly helped my stress, confidence and ability to discuss things with my teenager. I am so grateful for the opportunity to do the course. - Adult Participant
Knowing other people my age are also dealing with similar issues gives me comfort in a weird sense. Learning more skills has helped me to have better alternatives to problem behaviours. - Teen Participant
My parents understand me better and I am able to regulate my emotions” - Teen Participant
One of our dads brought in a special cake for graduation. We had a great session. Needed way more time for monopoly! - DBTeen Clinician