Peer Support Group
Peer Support empowers individuals to manage their health condition through facilitated discussion and by sharing experiences and coping strategies. Our groups are attended by adults who have sustained ABIs and can also be attended by anyone who supports that individual, such as family members and friends. Our groups help to reduce social isolation for those affected by this hidden disability, by fostering friendships and creating lasting support systems.
We currently have 2 Peer Support Groups running, in Salisbury and Warminster.
Salisbury Peer Support Group
This group meets on the last Saturday of each month at St Thomas’ House, Salisbury from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.
This group is slightly more structured than our Warminster group and encourages members to work together to develop strategies, sharing ideas and experiences. The topics we cover are wide ranging, including anger management, coping with poor memory, organisation and planning, low mood, attention and concentration, and managing fatigue. We also address signposting and provision of information, emotional support, social reintegration, coping strategies, and confidence building.
We focus on developing skills that can continue to be used and developed in the future, leaving lasting changes. As a consequence of this work the group members report improved self-esteem, and reduced feelings of anxiety and depression.
‘The only time I feel normal is when I’m here’, group member
‘The group is the most positive thing that has happened since our brain injuries’, group member
Warminster Peer Support Group
This group meets on the first Monday of each month at Coffee#1 in Warminster, at the community table situated at the rear of the cafe from 10:00am – 11:00am.
This is a friendly and informal group who meet to provide support to each other, sharing their experiences and coping strategies. Anyone affected by brain injury is welcome to just drop by, and have a cuppa and chat with people who understand what you may be feeling or going through; this includes family members and friends.
Our amazing volunteer, Sue, herself in recovery from a brain injury, will be there to welcome you.
Check out our events page for upcoming sessions, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org