A lot of people in the group have being going through challenging times but appreciated the fact that they could come to the group to talk about these issues. A common thread that comes up time and time again, is the length of time that people have to wait to see a psychiatrist or psychologist. People are getting really frustrated with how long it takes. Within the group, we are trying to develop techniques and ways that can help people get though this “waiting” period.
We listened to members discussing things they are working on and doing which helps to give them a sense of achievement and fulfillment in their lives. Another way people do this is, consciously doing something nice for themselves everyday.
In subsequent meetings we plan to look at alternative ways of coping with distressing situations.