Group Support

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Group Support

Connecting a Community of Survivors

Launching October 2020, Group Support provides a safe and supported environment to connect with peers, share experiences, learn skills and strategies as a collective, and be guided by your Second Steps Lived Experience Facilitators. Contact us for affordable pricing options.

 

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A safe space to participate with peers

Survivor-specific, in-person support groups for individuals wanting to increase connections and receive lived experience inspired skills, knowledge and strategies.

STEP INTO SUPPORT THAT MEETS YOUR STYLE

Group Support is open, supportive, and provides a safe and comfortable opportunity to share and discover while creating real connections

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Develop real Connections

Group Support gives you the opportunity to connect with others, in person, who have shared a journey similar to yours. These connections can form good practice communicating your journey with others.

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Share as little or as much as you choose

We invite you to share your story if and when you feel comfortable. Through sharing, we can gain valuable insight into ourselves and others.

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Join your group at any time

Our groups remain open which means you you can join at any time and don’t need to commit to attending every session.

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Lived Experience Expertise

Hosted by facilitators with lived experience. We understand the challenges faced after a suicide attempt, and we’re there to support you and help you stay safe.

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We made it ours

Make Second Steps your next step

“My family weren’t supportive of me after my suicide attempt. I felt very alone; like I had no one to talk to that could understand. I see a therapist now, but I was really looking to connect with people who knew a bit about what I’ve been through. The Online Support group has been welcoming and understanding. I’ve learnt a lot since joining. I don’t feel so alone now; I feel part of something, and I understand there are people out there just like me.”

Attempt Survivor – Carindale, QLD, 20

“I often wonder, why we haven’t had a service like Second Steps until now. I spent so long looking after my son after his suicide attempt, I forgot how to put myself first. Second Steps has reminded me of the importance of self-care for carers. I’ve learned things, not just from other carers, but also from people with lived experience of a suicide attempt. Being able to hear about both sides of the story has really put things into perspective for me and it’s brought me a bit closer to my son as well.”

Carer – Allambie Heights, NSW, 49

“I didn’t want to keep calling a crisis line every time I had thoughts of suicide but it was the only way I knew how to get help with the thoughts. Since joining the Online Support group, I’ve discovered other strategies to help me manage the thoughts myself, and the people online have been really supportive as I’ve learned to practice them. What I like about Second Steps is that I can jump online whenever, browse other people’s posts, and ask questions or just vent, and I know someone will respond.”

Attempt Survivor – Bendigo, VIC, 33