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Emotional Regulation Program – NSW Veteran Community

RSL LifeCare Veteran Services is committed to providing the best wellbeing support for current and former serving veterans and their families.

We are launching this program which is specifically tailored for the veteran community, to provide immediate skills that veterans can access to support their individual emotional regulation.

Emotional Regulation

This project is supported by a DVA Wellbeing Grant.  Scroll down for the course details.

Why is the Emotional Regulation Program important?

Trauma and trauma-related mental health disorders are common within the Veteran Community. Research indicates that emotional dysregulation is when emotional responses are poorly regulated. This can include marked changes in mood such as angry outbursts, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, and other self-damaging behaviours. Over time, these changes can significantly impact one’s quality of life, social interactions, and relationships at home or work.

What is “Emotional regulation”?

“Emotion regulation” is a term generally used to describe a person’s ability to effectively manage and respond to an emotional experience. People unconsciously use emotion regulation strategies to cope with difficult situations many times throughout each day. Emotional regulation has been identified as a key protective factor against suicidal ideation and other associated behaviours that contribute to one’s emotional dysregulation.

How will the program work?

RSL LifeCare will lead this program in collaboration with these organisations – Frontline Mental Health Services, AtOne, and Western Sydney University. The program will include a range of face-to-face and virtual groups, mindfulness techniques and  individual virtual reality programs.

The program will operate virtually.  See the details below, and click the link to register.

Is there a cost to attend any of the sessions or workshops?

The sessions and workshops are free for veterans and family members to attend.  See the schedule below and click the relevant link to register.


Program Name: Emotional Regulation Workshops

Details:  A series of 4 online workshops, running from February to March.   Presenters include RSL LifeCare Veteran Services and AtOne

To register: Click on each date link to register for each session. Please register for each individual Workshop.

Emotional Regulation Workshops      
Workshop 1

Emotional Regulation

Workshop 2

Meditation & Mindfulness

Workshop 3


Workshop 4

Sound Healing

Virtual Session, online

Tues 20 February

Tuesday 27 February

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Tuesday 19 March

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Tuesday 26 March

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Missed the session?  No worries – just click the link for the recording from each session. Recording: Emotional Regulation session 1      



Program Name: Stress Resilience and Functioning (SRF) Course

Details:  An 8 week online course, starting Monday 8 April. Participants are required to attend the 8 sessions which run for 2 hours per session.  Presenters include Frontline Mental Health.  This course is an evidence based peer support program delivered by Lived Experience facilitators, and is aimed at improving stress management, mood regulation, interpersonal communication skills and relationship skills for current and former serving ADF personnel experiencing chronic stress, distress, trauma and mental health challenges.

To register: Places are limited to 12 only, so please email [email protected] to secure your place in this 8 week course. Please register by 25 March.

Stress Resilience & Functioning Course (8 weeks)
Course starts Course Duration
Virtual Session, run online Monday 8 April


8 weeks

Final session: Monday 27 May

To see the weekly course topics, click here.


For veterans and family members, RSL LifeCare Veteran Services also hosts sessions which provide information that can help them prepare for civilian life. Click here to see other events we are hosting.  Click here to access prior course recordings, and feel free to share them with your contacts who may benefit.

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