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Skills For Life Charitable Trust

Mental Health & Addictions Service

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8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

At Skills For Life Charitable Trust,  we're proud to offer CBT based learning opportunities to committed and motivated individuals needing support with mental health issues. Anyone can experience a mental health issue at any point in their life and need some help with understanding what they are experiencing and how to manage that experience. 

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal orientated, evidence-based approach that takes a hands-on, practical method to problem solving.  Its goal is to change patterns of behaviour and thinking that are behind people's difficulties, and so change the way they feel. 

Programmes

Understanding and Managing Anxiety

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health

Regions

Northland

Age Groups

Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP

Referral Process

Get in touch for more information.

For health professionals making a referral, simply call or email with basic contact details of the patient. For the courses, no further background is…

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Description

This course provides an understanding of symptoms of anxiety and panic and their effects, as well as exploring treatments and self management options. We’ll define anxiety and panic and its…

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Understanding and Managing Depression

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health

Regions

Northland

Age Groups

Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP

Referral Process

Get in touch for more information.

For health professionals making a referral, simply call or email with basic contact details of the patient. For the courses, no further background is…

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Description

Depression is one of the most common mental health issues. In this course, we’ll explore what it is and its wide ranging impact on all aspects of life. We’ll talk…

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Understanding and Managing Stress

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health, Non-acute specialist mental health community services

Regions

Northland

Age Groups

Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP

Referral Process

Get in touch for more information. For health professionals making a referral, simply call or email with basic contact details of the patient....

Description

This course provides an understanding of symptoms related to stress and its effects. Stress is defined and its impact on the mind and body is explored. We consider individual stress…

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New Beginnings and Navigating Changes

Programme Areas

Mental health, Maternal & infant - mental health & addictions

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health, Non-acute specialist mental health community services, Maternal mental health - community support

Regions

Northland

Age Groups

Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Get in touch for further information. For health professionals making a referral simply call or email providing basic contact details for the patient.

Description

Offers new mothers experiencing PND a safe, non judgmental space to share the realities of motherhood as well as learning CBT skills to managing their current mental health experience. 

Rethink for Seniors

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health, Non-acute specialist mental health community services

Regions

Northland

Age Groups

Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP

Referral Process

Please contact for further information. For health professionals making a referral please call or email with basic contact details for the patient.

Description

This course is designed for people 65 years young and over. The course focuses on increasing resilience levels to enable a person to traverse the changes associated with the autumn…

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Mind Fullness to Mindfulness

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health

Regions

Northland

Age Groups

Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP

Referral Process

Get in touch for more information.

For health professionals making a referral, simply call or email with basic contact details of the patient. For the courses, no further background is…

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Description

Being mindful means to bring your full attention to your present experience in an accepting, non-judgemental way.

In this course we’ll explore what mindfulness is, how to practise mindfulness quickly…

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Gaining Balance

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health, Non-acute specialist mental health community services

Regions

Northland

Age Groups

Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Get in touch for more details. For health professionals making a referral simply call or email providing basic contact details for the patient.

Description

This course is designed for those experiencing Bipolar Disorder. The course involves learning how to monitor and understand mood symptoms, identify early warning signs for episodes, deal with stressful events…

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How to be Bold

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health, Non-acute specialist mental health community services

Regions

Northland

Age Groups

Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP

Referral Process

Get in touch for further information. For health professionals making a referral simply call or email with basic contact details of the patient.

Description

This course explores how to increase your self-esteem, confidence, improve your sense of achievement and be more hopeful about future opportunities.  

Working It Out

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health, Non-acute specialist mental health community services

Regions

Northland

Age Groups

Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP

Referral Process

Please contact for more information. Self referral or referral via work and income case manager. For health professionals making a referral please call or email with basic contact information for…

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Description

This course is specifically for people that are unemployed due to wellbeing issues. We explore how to deal with destructive negative thinking and behaviours and look at understanding different emotions…

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Black Dog Training

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health

Regions

Northland

Age Groups

Youth / rangatahi

Referral Types

Self referral, GP

Referral Process

Get in touch for more information.

For health professionals making a referral, simply call or email with basic contact details of the patient. For the courses, no further background is…

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Description

This course is specifically for young people (14 - 17 years) that experience depression.

During this course we’ll look together at what it means to be depressed and how to…

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Fighting 'IT'

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health

Regions

Northland

Age Groups

Youth / rangatahi

Referral Types

Self referral, GP

Referral Process

Get in touch for more information.

For health professionals making a referral, simply call or email with basic contact details of the patient. For the courses, no further background is…

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Description

This course is specifically for young people (aged 14 - 17 years) that experience anxiety.

During this course we’ll look together at what anxiety is and how it affects us;…

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Staff

Our facilitators are professionals experienced in mental health issues and are passionate about bringing the best out in our students.

How do I access this service?

Contact us

09 9889938

021791141

skillsforlife.nz@gmail.com

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Referral

From self, health professional

Website / App

www.skillsforlife.nz

Hours

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Locations and hours vary depending on course

 

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).
Christmas: Closed 20 Dec — 7 Jan.

Contact Details

Suite 303
33-35 Robert Street
Whangarei
Northland 0110

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Suite 303
33-35 Robert Street
Whangārei
Northland 0110

This page was last updated at 4:13PM on November 9, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Skills For Life Charitable Trust.