What is the GEARS Program?
GEARS is a refined 12-week program (2 hours a week) which has evolved from the highly successful Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR) program.
The GEARS program is tailored specifically for current or former serving military members and emergency service personnel and issues they face including identity in transitioning back to civilian life, improving mood regulation, interpersonal communication skills and relationship skills.
The GEARS program was developed by Dr Jon Lane, Psychiatrist, current ADF Reservist and Afghanistan Veteran.
You will learn how to:
- Become more aware and comfortable with your emotions
- Develop positive, healthy coping skills for distressing feelings
- Identify unhealthy relationship patterns
- Build skills to improve your relationships
- Build resilience and confidence.
To be eligible for a place in the program, you must:
- Be a current or former military or emergency services member
- Have mental health symptoms that concern you
- Obtain a referral from your GP, psychologist or psychiatrist to attend the program – GP Referral Form.
The GEARS program is held in Adelaide, Darwin, Canberra and Hobart and online sessions are also available via Zoom.
Please note GP Referral is mandatory to participate for ethics requirements of the project. GP Referral Form