Support Groups

Support groups provide an opportunity for people to discuss their experiences with others who have been through similar circumstances and to learn from each other. We offer a variety of support groups led by experienced facilitators and professionals.  All our groups are free of charge.

 

Groups for Women

Moving On
"I’d felt like I was the only one and that I was to blame. It was so empowering to meet others, to realise it’s not my fault, and there were people I could talk to about it."
Who:

For women ready to develop strategies and personal resources to help them move on after domestic and family violence, while learning from and supporting each other.

Held over eight sessions, this group supports women to explore their sense of self and grow their social skills, confidence and self-esteem.

Where:

The location of each group is based on what the needs of the group are each term.

When:

Term 3 – 2018:  Weekly on Wednesdays commencing 1 August and concluding on 19 September

Term 4 – 2018:  Weekly on Wednesdays commencing 24 October and concluding on 12 December

Term 1 – 2019: Weekly on Wednesdays commencing 13 February and concluding on 3 April

Term 2 – 2019: Weekly on Wednesdays commencing 8 May and concluding 26 June

Time: The timing of each group is based on what the needs of the group are each term.

Funded By:

Moving On is made possible by funding received from the ACT Office for Women, of the ACT Government.  We thank the ACT office for Women for their ongoing support to the ACT Community and in particular this program for women.

Groups for Children

Growing Strong
Who:

For children aged 9 to 12 years who would like to meet with other children who have experienced family changes due to domestic and family violence.

The program uses games, drawing and fun to help connecting and sharing, and is facilitated by DVCS staff.

Where:

To be advised

When:

To be advised

Funded By:

Growing Strong is made possible by funding received from Hands Across Canberra.  We thank Hands Across Canberra for their ongoing support to the ACT Community and in particular this program for children.

Contact us or register your interest

To register your interest in any of our support groups please complete our registration form and we will contact you shortly.

If you require further information, please call us on 02 6280 0900 or email supportgroups@dvcs.org.au.

We do not make any sound recordings of our conversations.  You do not need to give us your name, but if you do we make notes that we spoke to you.   If you are unsure, please let us know at the start of the call and we can tell you about our confidentiality policy.