Mates4Mates STAIR Program

  • Do you experience difficulties regulating and managing your emotions?
  • Do you find yourself in situations responding with more intense emotions than appropriate?
  • Do you regularly experience periods of feeling overwhelmed by your feelings?
  • Does this impact on your relationships?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then our Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR) Program might be for you.

What is the STAIR Program?

The STAIR Program has been specifically designed for veterans who have had traumatic experiences and are struggling with the aftereffects post service, so that they can better manage their emotions.

Over 12 group sessions (90 minutes, once per week), participants will work to improve emotional stability and gain effective psychological strategies to improve their capacity to tolerate distress, build resilience, and maintain and strengthen interpersonal relationships.   

Upcoming Programs:


Our next sessions will run from the Mates4Mates Veteran & Family Wellbeing Centre in Stuart Park, Darwin every Thursday, starting 28 September to 14 December 2023, from 10:00am to 11:30am.

Veterans who are interested in participating in the STAIR Program will need to undertake an expression of interest (EOI) process. This EOI includes a clinical screening to ensure this program is suitable for you.  

Expressions of interest for this program have now closed. If you are interested in upcoming programs, please don't hesitate to contact