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 FREE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS 2020!

 All support groups until further notice will be via our online platform. Please register for your group below and you will receive a link/ contact number to join the support group on the day. If you have any difficultues, please contact supportgroup@mhfa.org.au 

 

Overview:

Mental Health Support Groups focus on individuals’ strengths, not weaknesses and works towards the individual’s wellbeing and recovery. 

Mental Health Support Groups (MHSG) are among the best and most widely proven methods for empowering and connecting consumers, caregiver, family and friends. In these groups, participants can open up, realise they are not alone, address past unresolved issues, set new goals, learn new skills and take charge of their lives. For many people, the support group is the best environment to accomplish these changes.

The support groups allow members to exchange new methods, skills and strategies to cope with current challenges.  Interaction within a structured group is particularly useful for group members to learn self-care. They can become more communicative and learn how to assert themselves by knowing their rights. Most of all, a support group can help someone with a mental health issue to learn which behaviours are acceptable and which are not.

The support provided in support groups might be social, emotional or practical support but importantly this support is mutually offered and reciprocated, allowing peers to benefit from this mutual support.  The key elements of a support group are that they are built on shared personal experience and empathy. It focuses on individuals’ strengths, not weaknesses and works towards the individual’s wellbeing and recovery.

For more information on how support groups work , please refer to our Fact Sheet.

 

                                                                                                                                                               

 

IMPORTANT CHANGES:

ONLINE Anxiety Support Group will run on 18th June 2020 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Once you register for the session, using the button below, the facilitator will send you the link to join the meeting on MIcrosoft Teams.

ONLINE Personality Disorders Support Group will run on the 22nd of June 2020 at 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Once you register for the session, using the button below, the facilitator will send you the link to join the meeting on MIcrosoft Teams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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