ACCESSible Support: group support for adjustment & mental health concerns

26 Apr 2017 | Genoveva Geppaart

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Aiding new and established internationals to deal with the changes, challenges and stressors of life in a country and culture they now call ‘home’ is a task of the ACCESS Counselling Services Network (CSN). Until now, the counsellors of CSN only offered individual support. This is going to change: as of 3 May 2017, group support will be introduced: ACCESSible Support.

 

ACCESSible Support

Counsellors Stephen Davies and Katarina Gaborova will launch a year-long pilot mental health support group on 3 May 2017 for members of the international community. Each session costs €10.00 , will be offered in English with a maximum of 15 participants (on a first- come first-served basis). The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 3 May 2017, 8 pm-10 pm in the building of Praktijk  DOM in Utrecht. Details about the location can be found on www.praktijkdom.nl

The group will meet the first Wednesday of every month. You are not required to join every month, although you can do so if you want to.

 

What to expect?

The group will be useful for people with mental health issues such as mood and anxiety problems, somatic complaints (e.g. pain, fatigue) and adjustment to major or stressful life events. Each month the session will focus on one topic of interest from building self-esteem, to challenging negative thought patterns, developing functional communication skills, improving sleep habits and learning effective relaxation techniques.The topics will be chosen based on feedback from the attendees.

 

 

Are you interested? Please fill in the form on http://accessible.access-nl.org/.

If you have any questions or requests, please send an email to csn@access-nl.org

 

 

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