CBT General Skills Program

The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) General Skills Program is designed for patients following discharge from the St Andrew’s Mental Health unit, as well as people who have never had an inpatient admission who are interested in increasing their ability to manage their mental health, continue to stay well, improve their psychological resilience and quality of their life. The General Skills Program is an educational and skills development program that focuses on a specific topic each week. Topics include:

  • Understanding anxiety
  • Understanding depression
  • Stress management
  • Mindfulness
  • Improving self esteem
  • Healthy relationships
  • Assertive communication
  • Cognitive distortions
  • Building resilience
  • Balancing lifestyle
  • Improving sleep
  • Managing worry
  • Managing anger
  • Emotion regulation
  • Self-compassion
  • Cultivating positive emotions
  • Distress tolerance
  • Values clarification & goal setting


For more information please contact the Psychologist or the Nurse Manager, West Ward, St Andrew’s Hospital, with any questions on telephone (07) 4646 3014.