Since 2018, over 130 veterans and emergency service personnel have completed the highly successful STAIR* Program, helping our service men and women who are at risk of service-related stress or have Post-Traumatic Stress.
Led by renowned Australian Army Reservist Psychiatrist and researcher Dr Jon Lane, the 12-week program has been refined and evolved into the GEARS (Group Emotional and Relationship Skills) Program, to better suit Australian veterans and first responders.
The GEARS Program will delve into the issues they face including identity in transition, with the end result being to get a person to a functional state, teaching them how to adapt back to civilian life and also how to manage their personal relationships.
“Although STAIR was really successful, I’ve been able to improve the program by identifying what worked and what needed further development. This development would not have been possible without the support from MESHA and its generous donors,” Dr Lane said.
For more information on the GEARS program, click here.
*Skills training in Affective Interpersonal Regulation