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Mindful Parenting Group for mothers with difficulties managing emotions

Help is on the way: Support for individuals, couples and families in the community.

At Swinburne, we run a parenting group for mothers who would like to improve their experience of being a mother and have a better relationship with their child. This group has been designed for mothers who have difficulties managing their emotions and relationships with others, who may experience a changeable sense of self, act impulsively and possibly engage in self-harm.

If you have difficulties in any of these areas, or you know of mothers who are having difficulties, please contact us to organise participation in this program. The mindful parenting group runs for 10 weeks initially, with monthly follow-ups for 4 months and then bimonthly follow-ups.

We are looking for women who:

  • Are over the age of 18,
  • Have a baby, toddler, pre-school or school-aged child (or children) up to 17 years,
  • Are having any of the difficulties described above,
  • Are interested in participating in this program

The program involves developing mindfulness skills of awareness, acceptance, non-judgment, non-reactivity and a compassionate orientation to help mothers reduce stress and develop more satisfying relationships and ways of parenting.


This is a free group program facilitated by registered and provisional psychologists.


We will be running two groups in 2018: one beginning in April and another beginning in September.

How to apply

To register your interest in this program or to find out more information, please contact:

  • Dr Roslyn Galligan
  • Ph: 9214 5345
  • Email: