Inner City DBT Skills Group


Level 4, The O’Brien Centre, 390 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst

About Us

The Inner City Health Program (ICHP) at St Vincent’s Hospital Darlinghurst runs a 16-week skills group based on Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).  

DBT is an evidence based psychological therapy for people with pervasive emotion dysregulation and associated problem behaviours, including suicidality and self-harm. 

This skills group is one component of a person’s overall mental health treatment. Group participation involves attendance at weekly, 2.5hr group sessions for 16 weeks. Regular attendance, motivation to undergo treatment for problematic behaviours, and access to individual treatment sessions in order to consolidate the learning, are important.


Eligible participants are adults living in the St Vincent’s Mental Health catchment area* and meeting the following criteria: 

- Experience pervasive emotion dysregulation
- Experience suicidal ideation or episodes of self-harm
- Want to learn skills to reduce this and other problematic coping behaviours, via a group setting.
- Are currently engaged in individual therapy 
* Please contact us to ascertain if you reside in the catchment area boundaries.

There are exclusion criteria that will be considered as well. 

Everyone who is referred to the program will undergo a screening and assessment process with staff from our team, in order to determine suitability for the program. 

Program Information

Dates: February 2023 intake closed. Next intake to be second half of 2023. 
Day: Thursday mornings 10:00am-12:30pm
Location: Darlinghurst campus or telehealth


We are not currently accepting referrals. We will invite referrals again in the second half of 2023, once the date for the next round of DBT skills group, is confirmed. Please check this website for updates.


Contact the DBT Coordinator, at
Preferred contact is via email:  
Phone: 0428780548

Referral Form for DBT Program