Launch of Walk the Talk: surviving unemployment, staying healthy and getting a job

Walk the Talk: surviving unemployment, staying healthy and getting a job will be launched on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 between 9.30am and 11.30am by the Honourable Kate Ellis MP, Federal Minister for Employment Participation, at Cabramatta Community Centre, corner Railway Parade and McBurney Road, Cabramatta, NSW.

Walk the Talk is a group cognitive behavioural therapy program to reduce the negative psychological impact of unemployment, maintain good mental health and optimise the chances of employment. The program is designed for disadvantaged job-seekers with multiple barriers to work (including the very long term unemployed and those with a psychiatric disability) and has demonstrated improvements in mental health, self-efficacy, optimism, attitudes to work and employment outcomes. The program has been trialled by psychologists in the employment sector, mental health services and general practices.

The program was developed by the Centre for Health Equity Training Research and Evaluation (CHETRE) and will be licensed by the University of New South Wales. A brochure outlining the details of the Walk the Talk program is available here.

Please contact Dr Vanessa Rose on v.rose@unsw.edu.au or (02) 9612 0779 if you would like any further information.

Author: Community STaR

Community STaR is the Service for Training and Research. We are a community-based training and outreach activity of the Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation (CHETRE), part of UNSW Australia and South Western Sydney Local Health District.

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