Victims Services supports the delivery of group counselling programs for victims of crime and their families that are client centred, trauma informed, and that assist victims with their recovery process.
Group Counselling programs can be an important step for victims in their recovery. They can allow victims to normalise and share their experience, learn from others in a similar situation, and have access to information that will assist in their recovery and healing process. Group counselling reduces the isolation often experienced by survivors and compliments individual therapy.
Wrapped in Angels is a program designed for children and young people and adults to heal together from the impacts of trauma and abuse. The program is hosted by 'Cara House: A place of healing growth and discovery' located in Concord. This 10 week facilitated group counselling program focuses on building resilience through traditional and creative expressive therapy, including storytelling and sewing, to support survivors throughout their unique healing journeys.
For further information or to register your interest in this program, please contact Cara House:
Phone: 02 8765 0261
Enough is Enough offers 'Creative Paths to Healing' an 8 week Art Therapy program for trauma survivors. The program is open to all ages and is designed to support child and adult victims of crime. Enough is Enough are located in Jannali. The program is facilitated by an Expressive Art Therapist/Mental Health Counsellor, the group counselling program helps victims of crime explore their feelings and reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety using creative arts activities.
For further information, or to register your interest in this program, please contact Enough is Enough:
Phone: 02 9542 4029
The Survivors and Mates Support Network (SAMSN) host an 8 week support group program for men who were sexually assaulted as young boys or adolescents. This 8 week facilitated group program offers a safe peer-support environment for men to heal and recover from the effects of child sexual abuse. The program is offered in six locations throughout NSW. The program is facilitated by two experienced professionals and is structured with weekly readings to stimulate conversation.
For further information, or to register your interest in this program, please contact SAMSN:
Phone: 1800 472 676
Discoveries is a group program for adult women who are survivors of child sexual abuse. This 9 week program is a trauma informed psychoeducational therapeutic group. It aims to explore the impacts and effects child sexual abuse has on individuals lives and creates a space for healing and recovery. This group is co facilitated by two approved counsellors and is located in Ashfield.
For further information on or to register interest in this program, please contact Lorraine Wright Counselling:
phone: 0405 201 742
Ripples is a 9 week group counselling program for women who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The Ripples program is hosted by Angela McColl and is located in Murwillumbah. The Ripples program focuses on creating a safe space where women can learn to dispel myths, challenge secrecy and self-nlame and explore the impacts that child sexual assault has on women's lives whilst honouring women's resilience.
For further information or to register your interest in this program, please contact Angela:
phone: 0406 628 541
Seachange is a program for women who have experienced Domestic or Family Violence. The 'Seachange' 9 week group counselling program is hosted by Angela McColl and is located in Murwillumbah. The program focuses primarily on psychoeducation to break-free from the effects of family violence, such as stress and anxiety, understand power imbalances, explore relationship issues and rediscover the value of self through self-compassion and meditation.
The 'New Beginnings' group counselling program is for women who have experienced Domestic and Family Violence. The program is intended to rebuild the self-esteem of women who have experienced violence or abuse from an intimate partner or a family member. This 8 week program is hosted by Cumberland Women's Health Centre (CWHC) and is located at Harris Park. The co-facilitators give women a safe place to receive support and validation, empowering them to recognise their strength and resilience, in a group counselling environment.
For further information or to register your interest in this program, please contact CWHC:
Phone: 02 9689 3044