headspace Mackay has a number of groups that provide a safe and friendly space for you to get to meet new friends, develop skills, and generally have fun! No fees involved!
FIRE – (Feelings Impacting Risky Emotions) a four week program to help young people manage their anger. Learn about how to calm the fire within, for young people aged from 12-15 years.
SCAR – (Stress, Coping and Resilience) a four week program for ages 12-15 years to increase young people’s resilience by teaching various skills of empathy, building strong family networks, connecting with people and supporting strengths of coping with stress. Participants also learn about self-care, goal setting and work towards a positive self-view.
SMASH – (Start Managing Anger, Stress, How?) a five week program for male and females aged between 12 and 16 years involving elements of drumbeat, rock and water, and team building activities. The program will look at managing anger and controlling stress levels through a fun and safe hands on learning environment.
DRUMBEAT – Drumbeat is a unique team drumming experience that’s fun, safe, engaging and rewarding and aimed at building resilience through rhythm. Groups are held on an on demand basis and run over 6 weeks on week day evenings.
DRUMBEAT Family (parent/young person) – DRUMBEAT for parent and young person. We are taking referrals now for parents who would like to do a drumbeat program with their son/daughter.
KGB/ANIME (Kryptic Gaming Buddies) – Calling all gaming enthusiasts!! KGB is about: Having fun, making friends, learning about cyber bullying, how to stay safe in the cyber world, learning about gaming in moderation, and learning about healthy living while gaming.
Plus Alliance (LGBTIQ+ Support Group) - A support group for those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or are questioning their sexual or gender orientation, held in a supportive and non-judgemental environment. Thursdays fortnighty at headspace Mackay for young people aged between 15 and 25.
To find out more about these groups, contact headspace Mackay on 07 4898 2200.