Circles of Support

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Circles of Support is a free support program for the family & friends of people who have an alcohol or drug problem.

Read on to find out what’s in the program and when upcoming programs are scheduled.
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For additional information:

Please contact us by phone on 0438 022 032 (Noelene) or email at contact@livedexperiencent.net

To register to attend a program or information session:

  1. Complete the online form, or
  2. Print & return the paper form.

About the program

Circles of Support is an evidence-based peer education and support program developed by the NT Lived Experience Network.  

The program has been created by local people for local people.  Specifically those who have a loved one with an alcohol or drug problem.

Circles of Support provides a safe and confidential space for family members or friends of someone with an alcohol or drug problem to access both support and information.

During 2022, a limited number of Circles of Support programs will be delivered in Darwin and Palmerston as part of a trial funded by the Alcohol and Other Drug Foundation.

Click on the image to download the Circles of Support Information Flyer

What’s in the program

Circles of Support provides a supportive environment for family and friends to learn about:

  • Mental health, alcohol and drug related misuse and co-occurring issues;
  • Recovery and ways to support recovery;
  • Identifying & responding to a crisis;
  • Ways to support own wellbeing and practice self-care;
  • Managing overwhelming emotions and responses;
  • Setting boundaries on relationships;
  • Effectively communicating your needs and rights;
  • Responding to stigma and discrimination;
  • Navigating the mental health and alcohol and other drug service system;  

Circles of Support is free to attend. Programs include plenty of break times and light refreshments will be provided. All necessary materials/resources are also provided.

Download the Circles of Support Information Flyer which includes upcoming program dates and registration form.

Upcoming programs details

Circles of Support: Program 2
Palmerston, Thursday Evenings

Information Session:

Thursday, 9 Jun 22, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Dates & Times:

Session 1 – 16 Jun 22, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Session 2 – 23 Jun 22, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Session 3 – 30 Jun 22, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Session 4 – 7 Jul 22, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Session 5 – 14 Jul 22, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Session 6 – 21 Jul 22, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Session 7 – 28 Jul 22, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Session 8 – 4 Aug 22, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Venue:

TeamHEALTH Palmerston
10/5 McCourt Road, Yarrawonga

Food and refreshments will be provided.

Circles of Support: Program 3
Casuarina, Monday Evenings

Information Session:

Monday, 27 Jun 22, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Dates & Times:

Session 1 – 4 Jul 22, 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Session 2 – 11 Jul 22, 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Session 3 – 18 Jul 22, 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Session 4 – 25 Jul 22, 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Session 5 – 1 Aug 22, 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Session 6 – 8 Aug 22, 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Session 7 – 15 Aug 22, 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Session 8 – 22 Aug 22, 5:30 to 8:30 pm

Venue:

Darwin Head to Health
16 Scaturchio Street, Casuarina

Food and refreshments will be provided.

Register to attend

To register to attend one of the upcoming Circles of Support programs or an information session:

  1. Complete the online form, or 
  2. Print & return the paper form, or
  3. Contact us directly.

Contact us 

Please contact us directly at any time to find out more. 

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