Trauma Support Group

Have you experienced Trauma?

Would it be helpful to be a part of a facilitated support group for women who have experienced trauma?

The Wagga Women’s Health Centre is a women’s only space which operates within a feminist framework applying a trauma informed approach.

Our facilitated Trauma Support Groups are for women who have experienced trauma. While the group has a framework for understanding trauma, breaking down myths about trauma and building strategies for women living with experiences of trauma, participants are encouraged to contribute to what topics are discussed.

Every second group session focuses on self-care strategies and participants are encouraged to find out and practice what works for them.


Trauma Support Group Outline

Groups are held during school terms.

Introduction

Term 1 & 3

The introduction group looks at What is trauma?, understanding trauma, the impacts of trauma and how to move forward with trauma.

Advanced

Term 2 & 4

The advanced group builds upon what has already been discussed in the Introduction group and expands the topics.

How to participate?

Wanting to join in is as simple as contacting Reception and making an appointment to discuss your involvement. All groups are free.

Parking

Parking is available on Peter Street, 2 hour limit.

Access

Services are open to all women. The Centre has full disability access including bathroom facilities.

Do I have to attend every week?

We know that sometimes things will crop up unexpectedly and getting to the group would be impossible, however regular attendance not only supports your growth but helps to build trust and a sense of safety in the group for the other participants. At week three of the group commencing it becomes a closed group which means no new people will be able to start.

Our trauma support group works best by hearing your voice through consultation…….

  • What do you think would work for you?

  • What should the group do?

  • What topics would you like to have included?

  • How do you think support should be provided?

Participating in the Trauma Support Group gives you the opportunity to reduce isolation, build upon what has worked for you before and find some new skills for your future.