MAKING SEPERATION MANAGEABLE
Divorce Support Group is a nationwide service to give support to those who are divorcing, separating or divorced, an opportunity to talk either in individual sessions or in small support groups of up to eight people about the emotional and psychological impact of their divorce.
The aim is:
- To provide a safe environment for people to meet once a week for one and a half hours to discuss all the issues surrounding separation.
- To help those whose lives have been affected by this major event.
- To give members an opportunity to exchange their personal experiences, enabling them to feel less isolated and more supported knowing that others are in a similar situation.
- To reduce the need to over-involve friends and family by the sharing of acute stress, distress and anxiety.
- To provide a quiet place to grieve the loss of the familiar family unit.
- To discuss the sharing of children between new households and to discuss the loss of a particular lifestyle.
- To provide a place to air grievances, frustrations and anger.
- To empower those going through the process and feel in control of what is happening.
- To enable members to gain independence.
- To provide an anchor, a port in the storm.
Each group will run for one-and-a half hours each week at the same time over ten weeks.