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Circles of Support

Katherine

Venue   Flinders University, Katherine Hospital
Dates   Fri 3 May to 28 June 2024
Days & Time   Fridays | 9:30am – 12:30pm

Contact
Noelene 0438 022 032
noelene@livedexperiencent.net

Alice Springs

Venue   Araluen Arts Centre
Dates   Mon 29 April to 1 July 2024
Days & Time   Mondays | 9:00am – 12:00pm

Contact
Sal 0423 656 284
sal@livedexperiencent.net

Darwin

Venue  Head to Health Center, 16 Scaturchio St, Casuarina
Dates  Tues 23 April to 2 July 2024
Days & Time   Tuesdays | 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Contact
Sam 0475 287 640
Sam.Goding@neaminational.org.au

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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, drug, gambling and/or mental health related problem.

Circles of Support provides a safe and confidential space for family members or friends to access both support and information.

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.

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