Support groups are groups of people who share common problems and experiences associated with a particular situation, condition, illness, or personal circumstance.
In a support group, people canneeds-based talk with others who are like themselves - people who genuinely understand what they’re going through and can share the type of practical insights that can only come from firsthand experience.
They tend to be reasonably small in size to allow everyone better a chance to talk.
Attendance is voluntary.
Warrnambool City Council Support Programs
Warrnambool City Council receives funding from the Victorian State Government (Support for Carers Initiative) and the Commonwealth Home Support Program (Care Relationships and Carer Support) to provide respite services to people within South West of Victoria. The Council’s South West Carer Respite Program provides many different respite choices to support both Carers and Care Recipients.
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Support groups help people feel less alone and more understood.
Support groups empower people to work to solve their problems.
Members can share information, keeping one another up to date on news of interest to them.
Members act as role models for each other. Seeing others who are contending with the same adversity and making progress in their lives is inspiring and encouraging.
A support group is a safe place for someone who needs to talk about intensely personal issues, experiences, struggles, and thoughts.
Talking to others in support groups reduces anxiety, improves self-esteem, and helps members’ sense of well-being overall.
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