For partners of men who have experienced sexual abuse or assault
Here at Living Well we run support groups for partners of men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, or adult sexual assault.
These are casual, support discussion evenings, without a set program. The sessions are usually attended by four to eight women and two counsellors, and go for around two hours. You do not have to sign up to attend a series of groups. Just come when you can, and if the group suits your needs.
Most people report feeling greatly supported by talking with others who understand some shared issues, and therefore not feeling so isolated and alone.
In 2017 the Living Well partners groups are being held every 2-3 months, usually on a Tuesday or Wednesday, in the early evening.
The exact time of the group and the location varies according to those most interested to attend at the time, and we try to meet the needs of most people this way.
Group times are 5.30pm-7.30pm, 6.00pm-8.00pm, or 6.30pm-8.30pm, depending on the wishes of most coming to the group.
There have been daytime groups in the past, but these are not currently running. Please contact us if this would interest you.
Groups are held in Brisbane, currently at either the Buranda Anglicare and Living Well office, or in a meeting room at the Indooroopilly Anglican Church. Both locations have evening street parking and are close to railway stations.
|Dates:||2017 group meeting dates are on Tuesdays or Wednesdays
Every two months
|Cost:||FREE – Contributions welcomed|
|Time:||Varying times in the evening, depending on need|
221 Logan Road, Buranda, QLD (Access via Toohey St)
OR Indooroopilly Anglican Church
Topics often covered include
- Common challenges.
- Individual and relationship difficulties.
- Helpful and unhelpful ways of coping.
- Providing support and building healthy relationships.
- Looking after your self.
How to join the Living Well Partners Group
To learn more and to join in on a partners group, please get in touch with us.
We are always pleased to hear from interested people, even if you are just seeking information at this stage. You can call the Living Well office on (07) 3028 4648, and ask for Heather, Gillian or Cate.
It is most likely that our receptionist will take your contact details and you will be called back when one of these counsellors is available.
Another option is to send us an email requesting more information about the groups. Please include a phone number so you can be called back.