ThroughBlue - Support group for women with experience of depression



Fri 14 Dec 2018, 12:30 pm


Fri 14 Dec 2018, 02:30 pm


Information on location provided below


Health Wellness, Community, Conferences Workshops Classes, Education


A donation of $10 waged and $5 unwaged per meeting

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Please fill out the contact form on the ThroughBlue website and we will email you the location details.

Any woman in Wellington is welcome to attend our regular meetings - there is a wide spectrum of experience of depression in the group - from very mild to more severe. Some people may have experienced depression in the past and come along to help manage relapses. It is a very diverse group and ranges in number from week to week - from 3 to 14 people. It is a friendly and non-threatening environment and most newcomers find it to be very welcoming and inclusive. ThroughBlue is not affiliated with any religious organisation or church. You are welcome to participate as much as you wish in terms of talking about your experience or to sit and observe without having to say anything, depending on what suits you. There is a structure to the meetings, with a new topic each week.

The group is facilitated by professional counsellors. We ask for a donation of $10 waged and $5 unwaged per meeting to cover food and go towards some of the venue hire costs.

What is the structure of group meetings?

- 7.30pm   Meditative grounding exercise

- 7.40pm  Opening round – how was your week, a highlight, did you achieve your goal, or anything else you’d like to say

- 8.30pm   Tea break (about 10 minutes)

- 8.40pm   Educational topic

- 9.20pm   Closing round - what you found useful, something you are looking forward to this week, possibility to set a goal for the week to come.

- 9.30pm    Finish


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