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Support Group for PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Support Group meet every 4th Thursday of the month

 

2020 Dates: 28th May,25th June, 23rd July, 27th August, 24th September, 22nd October, 26th November 2020

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Venue: Online Until Further Notice

About: 

About 25% of people who are exposed to traumatic events develop PTSD and about 12% of people living in Australia will experience PTSD in their lifetime. People can suffer from PTSD after witnessing a traumatic event or/and living through one or more. Sufferers may feel angry, worried, guilty, sad and lonely. They might have trouble sleeping or nightmares and flashbacks related to the traumatising event/s.

 If your life feels like it is on a downward spiral and you are struggling to cope, perhaps a support group might help. Our support group sessions offer support for sufferers and carers and provide awareness about PTSD and equip participants with appropriate information on how to deal with the disorder to help relieve their distress.

 The caring and sharing of the group offers relief from isolation and loneliness.

Facilitator:

Renée Spencer is a mental health professional, educator, and artist. She specialises in trauma-informed approaches and innovative, evidence-based practices to improving wellbeing. She has a Masters in Mental Health and is extending her tertiary qualifications in psychology through further studies at the University of Melbourne. Renee is currently running the PTSD support group for MHFA and works as a community mental health support worker elsewhere. 


Contact us for any questions:  supportgroup@mhfa.org.au or phone 1300 643 287.

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