As part of our new and exciting developments, it is proposed that AWC Counselling will seek funding to provide group sessions for clients moving through our counselling service. This will give them the opportunity to experience a facilitated group with other service users.

The aims of the group would be to provide participants time to discuss the impact of mental ill health with others. We know that having shared experiences with other people increases the possibilities of individuals understanding how they can improve and maintain their own mental well-being. Additionally, input from an experienced group facilitator can provide information, guidance and signposting as to other services which may enhance personal life experiences.

Groupwork can help to increase personal confidence through making and maintaining new, healthy relationships and ultimately develop a feeling of social inclusion. In turn this can reduce the reliance on mental health services and increase employment opportunities.