This week was a week of celebration as we had our 4th birthday of the Choose Life group starting. It was good to reflect on the people who had been through the group over this time and what they have achieved; we have seen people arrive in quite a suicidal place who overtime have worked through things and moved out of being suicidal. It is also good to celebrate just what group members mean to each other and how important the group is as a holding place, whether people are able to be physically present or not.
As well as the lovely cake baked for us above, we enjoyed things on sticks like cheese, pineapple and sausages! We played some of the groups favourite party games because sometimes it’s just good to be light and have some fun and laughter as we did today.
We now look forward to where we go over the next few years, things have changed; the number of people attending the group is very healthy, we are beginning to see more men at the group and have learned as a group different ways to approach depression and suicidal feelings and what works. We have discovered new understanding and hope that future meetings and discussions will reflect this and make the best of changes and more understanding in society and use these to contribute to supporting people.