Research volunteers sought in NSW: Reducing stress in parents and increasing overall wellbeing

Do you have a child (up to 13 years old) with an intellectual disability? Are you feeling overwhelmed and under stress?

Northern Intellectual Disability Health and the University of Technology Sydney are inviting parents with a child with an intellectual disability, who are experiencing stress to attend one of their two different 8-week support groups. Come along to:

  • Examine ways of overcoming stress
  • Develop skills and implement strategies to reduce stress and its impact on the family
  • Improve the wellbeing of yourself and your family

The groups will be run at Northern Intellectual Disability Health in Cremorne by provisionally registered psychologists under supervision. There is no cost for attending this group. Groups will be evaluated by questionnaires completed by participants online weekly, and at the beginning and end of the study.

If you would like further information, or to be involved in this research study, please contact us at

This study has been approved by the Northern Sydney Health District Human Research Ethics Committee, Reference LNR/15/HAWKE/263, ratified by the UTS HREC, Reference: 2015000670.