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 this group changes each term.

When:

The timing of each group changes 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 Together
Who:

Growing Together is an open group for women and their primary-school aged children who have experienced domestic and family violence.

The focus of the group will be to provide supported opportunities to strengthen the mother-child relationship after violence.  The sessions will be centred around play, arts and crafts, music, and physical activities which promote health and wellbeing for participants, and will enhance the connection between mothers and their children.

A healthy afternoon tea will be provided.

Siblings are welcome to attend.

This group is facilitated by DVCS Child & Family Practitioners.

 

Where:

The location of each group changes each term.

When:

The timing of each group changes each term.

Funded By:

Growing Together 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 and their mothers.

Contact us or register your interest

To register your interest in any of our support groups please complete our registration form.

If you require urgent support, please contact our 24/7 crisis line on 6280 0900 or via email to crisis@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.