Free support group leader training in EC

2017-05-17 06:01

THE South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) is Africa’s largest Mental Health advocacy group and they will be running Support Group Leader Workshops this month.

SADAG is currently looking for recovered patients, family members, psychologists or teachers to help run support groups in their respective communities on mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and trauma.

To this end, SADAG will be hosting Support Group Leader Workshops in Port Elizabeth on May 27.

The organisation’s main aim is to destigmatise mental health issues in South Africa.

One way the NGO works towards this is by setting up support groups countrywide.

These groups run once or twice a month and offer anyone suffering from a mental illness, as well as their loved ones, a place of warmth, understanding and support.

Research shows that support groups can help people cope with and recover from a wide variety of problems.

They are able to provide information on the illness and ways to treat and manage it, as well as help give patients and loved ones names of places where further help and assistance can be found.

They also allow members the opportunity to form connections with others experiencing similar troubles and to learn from one another in a non-judgmental, confidential atmosphere.

“Many people in my group have felt and experienced similar things,” shared Johannesburg Support Group Leader, Jane.

“Opening up in a group, discussing these things in a group, helps people understand they are not weird, different or alone – we understand, we’ve been there and we are there to help.”

For more info contact Lara or Tiffany on 080 021 2223 or 080 070 8090.

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