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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. Before and after the program, we have individual interviews and questionnaires so we can check progress and get your feedback about the program.

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.


The cost for the program is $50 for 10 sessions. There is no charge for the pre and post assessment sessions.


We will be running two groups in 2019: one beginning in February/March and another beginning in September

How to apply

If you are interested, or would like more information, please contact:

Dr Roslyn Galligan
Program Coordinator
9214 5345