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Mental health

  • Group 61
    • A totally positive, recovery oriented group aiming to empower people to reach for fullness of life. Volunteers provide support to people affected by mental health issues who are living in the community in the northern suburbs of Brisbane.
    • An ecumenical group promoting Christian values in the local community, a branch of Neighbourhood Gospel Sharing Inc.
    • Contact John 3359 4089  or Yvonne 3350 5620
    • Support generally takes the form of
      • a cuppa and a chat with people each week in a park, by the sea, at a coffee shop, or in their own home
      • friendship rather than counseling
      • encouraging good nutrition, exercise, meaningful activity, cultural interests and spiritual growth
      • cluster groups meeting in a park for a chat
      • attending group BBQs every 2nd month to promote friendship
    • Volunteering for Group 61
      • Could you be a good listener?
      • Can you usually give time for a weekly outing, attend a monthly meeting and come to the BBQs
      • Volunteers are covered by Personal Accident Insurance
      • Once a month volunteers meet to support and share in confidence with one another
      • The Group 61 Training Course (a 3-hour session once a week for 6 weeks) prepares the volunteer to be confident and competent
      • Out of pocket expenses are met by the group
    • The Management Committee meets monthly to ensure Group 61 operates in line with government standards of service, and incorporates the latest developments in mental health care.

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