Annual Report: 2017-2018
Support for clients before and after counselling, as well as for their family members
Family support group
Who for? Family members who support someone with an addiction to drugs or alcohol or who are affected by someone’s addiction
How many sessions? As many or few sessions as family members wish
When? Every Wednesday from 7-9pm at Southmead Project
Groups are run throughout the year for clients on our waiting list. The peer support they receive can help reduce isolation and those feelings of being ‘the only one’, which can enable a huge shift for clients working with their trauma. We have a range of self-care tools that we offer including mindfulness, grounding, managing triggers, flashbacks, nightmares, communication skills and psychoeducation on the impact of trauma. We have been able to extend the programme from six to eight weeks as a result of client feedback.
We are thrilled to announce that we have secured funding to start post-counselling groups for clients that have had counselling with us in 2019-20. These sessions will provide support following one-to-one counselling.
We ran a group between March 2018 and January 2019 that used creative tools to support survivors of abuse. The participants gained many skills and a deeper understanding of their trauma. Clients told us the benefits of the group included…
“Having PTSD properly understood”
“Learning ways to cope in everyday life”
“Gaining knowledge that I am not alone”
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Annual Report: 2018-2019
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