Eastleigh Womens Wellbeing Group
Open to: People with Mental Illness
You're very welcome to enquire about this group and arrange a 30-minute initial discussion, yet please note that spaces are limited.
Our virtual/online support group is for women impacted by mental health issues, such as prolonged low mood/depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD or BPD/EUPD (and associated loneliness or social isolation, low self-confidence and self-esteem).
But you don't need a formal mental health diagnosis to join - it's more important that you could benefit from the group.
We can offer a welcoming, non-judgemental and understanding space to connect with and learn from others and receive and give support.
As we meet online - using Whereby Video, you'll need the following:
● Access to a private room or space for the duration of each meeting
● To adhere to the group rules around confidentiality
● A mobile phone, tablet or computer/laptop with a camera and microphone installed
● A good internet connection and private WiFi connection
● A personal/private email address.
Meetings take place fortnightly on Tuesdays, 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm.
The Group Coordinator will email the details you need to access a scheduled group meeting.
To enquire about the group, please email Vicky via email@example.com.
Who runs this group.
Hi, I'm Vicky , and I have a professional background in adult mental health - Support Time Recovery Worker, Support Worker, Appropriate Adult, and a set of relationship skills and qualities as a registered counsellor. I established this group in 2015 out of my genuine support of adult mental health, yet more importantly, my ongoing interest in people, their wellbeing and personal development. While it's my role to facilitate a safe, trusting and supportive environment for members, every member contributes to the group experience by being who they are. I feel privileged to be part of such a wonderful group - witnessing the care, understanding and acceptance group members offer to one another, yet also the growing confidence and trust in themselves and their abilities.
“I have been regularly attending the group for two years, and I have found the peer support from the group the most helpful for me - I am a firm believer in the saying that a problem shared is a problem halved. The group is small at present but very friendly, and some people travel long distances to come. I admit the first meeting was a bit daunting, but I was told that I could just listen if I did not want to share. During the meetings, we often spend some time talking about how we are doing and giving support to each other. There have been a couple of occasions when we’ve socialised outside of the group, such as seeing Ruby Wax perform”
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- SP1 2EE, 19 miles from this group
- Tag: Carers
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- SP8 4AG, 39 miles from this group
- Tag: Carers
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- GU22 7UW, 42 miles from this group
- Tag: Carers
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- BN13 3EF, 42 miles from this group
- Tag: Carers
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- BA14 7AQ, 43 miles from this group
- Tag: Carers & People with a Mental Illness
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Vale Relatives Support Group
- OX14 5AG, 48 miles from this group
- Tag: Carers
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- DT4 9DN, 52 miles from this group
- Tag: Carers
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- DT4 7BN, 53 miles from this group
- Tag: Carers and People with Mental Illness
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- OX1 2DH, 54 miles from this group
- Tag: Carers
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