Posted to ENEWS for John Wynde on behalf of SHARC
(a program at Self Help Addiction Resource Centre)
The Supper Club is a support group for family members who have lost loved ones as a result of substance use. There are many benefits from attending the Supper club meetings:
- Sharing and gaining emotional support from people who have been through a similar experience
- Mutual learning: learning about oneself from others in the Reducing the stigma and isolation and gaining the sense that you are not alone and that your grief responses are shared by others
- Group cohesion: experiencing an increased sense of belonging
- Imparting of information and wisdom
- Access to a resource library, referral for bereavement counselling
A professional facilitator will lead and foster group interaction that encourages the learning of coping skills and mutual support. The facilitator’s role is not to provide counselling or answers.
The first Tuesday of the month (except public holidays)
140 Grange Rd, Carnegie.
"I was very isolated…I knew rationally that I couldn’t be the only person going through this, but at the time it seemed like it."
“I just wanted to share my experience with others and listen to other’s experiences, just to know that what I was going through was pretty normal.”