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Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) is an evidence-based psychoeducational group therapy. It is designed to help individuals living with schizophrenia or major mood disorders learn how to manage their illnesses more effectively while pursuing their personal goals. The program includes topics such as:

  • recovery strategies;

  • practical facts about schizophrenia & major mood disorders;

  • the stress/vulnerability model;

  • the importance of social support;

  • recognising early signs and preventing relapses.

Research has proved the efficacy of IMR (Mueser et al. 2006) in decreasing the severity of symptoms and improving coping strategies in people living with schizophrenia.

Full Therapy Includes:


     Initial Interview/Assessment

     24 group sessions provided twice-weekly

     1 hour per session

     Post-treatment assessment


Medicare rebates or NDIS support may be applicable.

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