MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUP SESSIONS
The monthly support group sessions will be held for a year from November 2020 through to October 2021. Each online session will be for 90 minutes. Facilitated by mental health professionals from Alliance Counselling, the online sessions are meant to support survivors of sexual abuse in their healing process.
be seen and heard
This is a support group aimed at providing a holding space where participants can build safe and healthy connects, be seen and heard and explore what living well means to them individually and as a community. This is about building a supportive space - a community - and in providing psychoeducation or skills training. While there is provision for between session email support, individuals who require more in-depth support will be referred to relevant agencies.
meet the facilitators
FORTNIGHTLY SUPPORT GROUP SESSIONS
having the space
Experiencing a traumatic incident, such as sexual assault or domestic violence, can leave us feeling numb, betrayed, shocked and confused. It is normal to find it really hard to cope some days. and to feel like things are not going to get any better.
Many of us struggle to find the words to speak about what we are going through. We can't or don't want to speak to family and/or friends for fear of burdening them or being disbelieved or judged.
Yet, we long to feel connected, to have the space to be with and/or share our messy bits without being judged and to feel accepted and supported.
peer led support group
‘So Let Us Talk’ hopes for this peer led support group to be a safe, encouraging space for sexual assault and domestic violence trauma survivors to come together to share experiences and draw strength from each other. Through the use of creative art techniques including writing, art and music, we speak about difficult experiences and navigate making sense of them. In the process, we increase our sense of self-awareness, agency and build on ways of coping.