Black Dog Institute is reaching out to those who have been left feeling unable to cope following the pandemic.
Whether it is because you have been left in financial difficulties, are struggling to secure work or are just in shock upon reflection about what has happened this year – the medical research centre wants to help.
The medical research institute is running research on how people receive and learn strategies on how to cope with stress and mood issues through a new, free trial which can be delivered digitally from your own home.
What are the program’s near targets?
The centre is looking for 250 people to sign up to receive six hour-long sessions with a clinician, in small groups.
The program has been developed with assistance from the World Health Organisation and aims to help those who’ve noticed the are experiencing higher than normal stress levels or low mood.
“This year has been a big one for everyone and now that the ‘fight or flight’ part of it is over, many people are left feeling a little flat,” explains research fellow Richard Bryant.
How is the program set to help?
“The idea is for the participants to learn processes to help them lower their stress and manage better as a result of the issues which have affected them due to COVID-19. Our process has already been shown to improve people’s mood and reduce stress levels.”
The sessions can be run during office hours, weekends or after office hours, depending on the participants’ needs. Anyone interested in finding out more can find out more here.