Safe Space LGBTQ+ Asylum Seeker and Refugee Peer Support Group
The groups allows participants to explore the intersections of their experiences, and utilise peer support techniques.
Safe Space facilitates a male and female group; both groups also have trans and non-binary participants. Safe Space is participant-led, where the participants meet first and have a brainstorming session inviting the participants to outline their priorities for the next Safe Space sessions.
The emphasis is on peer support, safety, self-determination, self-organisation, self-expression and cohesiveness, and these are offered to participants as the overarching themes for Safe Space.
Safe Space is held on the first Saturday every month from 1 pm to 4 pm. The upcoming dates are:
- February 3rd
- March 2nd
- April 6th
- May 4th
- June 1st
- July 6th
- August 3rd
- September 7th
- October 5th
- November 2nd
- December 7th
Included in these sessions are topics including:
- Emotional management and positive thinking: The group learn about healthy forms of emotional expression/management and CBT techniques to challenge negative thinking.
- Communication styles, assertiveness and self-esteem: The group learn about unhealthy and unhelpful communication styles such as aggressive, passive and passive-aggressive styles and the theoretical and practical approaches towards assertiveness.
- Sexuality and sexual health: The group explore attitudes towards their sexuality and sexual orientation, internalised homophobia, safe sex practices and available sexual health services.
- Relationships and boundaries: The group explore the features of healthy and unhealthy relationships, the importance of the relationship to self and spirituality, and healthy boundaries.
- Expressive Art & Fun
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