Staying Connected When Emotions Run High

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.  A DVD highlights the dances and strategies with associated interactive activities.

Workshop for families, foster carers, and friends

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Families, foster carers and friends (intervention workshops)

FAMILY AND CARER INTERVENTION: A full day workshop for families, partners and friends supporting a person (aged 12 years to 100 years), who has changeable and overwhelming emotions; experiences relationship difficulties and/or displays impulsive or destructive behaviour such as aggression, self-harm and suicidal behaviours. These symptoms are commonly experienced by persons with mental health issues and/or, substance dependence, and/or developmental disorders.

Upcoming  Workshops

Note: Bookings are essential for all workshops, as places are limited.

*Please diarise and check back 4 - 6 weeks prior for registration details

2023 Workshops

   
Port Kembla - Port Kembla Golf Club Tuesday 7 February

Flyer - Open for registration for family and carers

Hosted by STRIDE Family and Carer Mental Health Program

E: FamilyandCarer@stride.com.au

Mortdale Friday 5 May

Flyer

Hosted by STRIDE

Narrabri Tuesday 18 July

Flyer - Open for registration for family and carers

Hosted by One Door

Phone 0428 964 000 or lisa.dunlop@onedoor.org.au

Burwood Monday 24 July

Flyer in development

Hosted by One Door

Campbelltown Tuesday 25 July

Flyer in development

Hosted by One Door

Newcastle Friday 25 August

Flyer in development

Hosted by One Door

Deneliquin Tuesday 5 September

Flyer in development

Hosted by One Door

Nowra or Shellharbour Tuesday 18 September Hosted by ISLHD and Stride
Armidale Thursday 26 October

Flyer

Hosted by One Door

Mortdale Friday 10 November

Flyer in development

Hosted by Stride

Wagga Wagga Tuesday 28 November

Flyer in development

Hosted by One Door

 

Workshop for professionals

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Professionals (training workshops)

INTRODUCTORY PROFESSIONAL TRAINING:

A full day highly interactive workshop introducing professionals to the Staying Connected Frameworks and Strategies.  The participants will be invited to think about how they might utilise the strategies to manage their own “dances” in their professional roles and how they can educate families and carers and clients about these strategies as well. Suitable for those working in private and public sector across health, education, disability, community services, child protection and emergency services.  

NOTE: A workbook is provided to professional participants and at the completion of training participants will receive a certificate.

Upcoming Workshops

Note: Bookings are essential for all workshops, as places are limited.

2023 Workshops

   
Terrigal Monday 20th March Closed - at capacity

 

Port Kembla- Port Kembla Golf Club

 

Tuesday 28 March

Flyer

Will open for registration early February

 

Burwood

 

Monday 8 May

Flyer

Hosted by One Door

Campbelltown

Tuesday 9 May

Flyer in development

Hosted by One Door

Penrith - Penrith Panthers

Monday 29 May

Flyer

Hosted by Uniting

Narrabri

Monday 17 July

 

Flyer

Hosted by NSW Health

 

 

Nowra Tuesday 8 August

Flyer in development

ISLHD

Newcastle Thursday 24 August

Flyer in development

HNE LHD

Deneliquin Monday 4 September

Flyer in development

One Door

Armidale Wednesday 25 October

Flyer

HNE LHD

Wagga Wagga Monday 27 November

Flyer in development

One Door

Banner photo supplied by: Stonemeadow Photography