Wisdom Women Support Group

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11 NLT

Help Overcoming Pregnancy Experiences (H.O.P.E.)

H.O.P.E. is for women dealing with pregnancy experiences such as miscarriages, still-births and abortions. The group is established to promote, maintain and advance the welfare of women in the community. The Group aims to be non-discriminatory in relation to race, ability, class and religion. Referral is through Health agencies or by self-referral.

We offer a number of initial face to face sessions to clients and this can be extended according to individual need and circumstance. We can also provide the same service by telephone. This can be a lifeline for women who have difficulties accessing our services – due to children, disability, travel difficulties or a partner who will not let her go out.

In addition to regular appointments, we also encourage women to phone us whenever they need to. We cannot always guarantee telephone cover so we do sometimes operate with an answering machine. We will endeavour to return all calls promptly.

H.O.P.E. also offers support through group sessions purposefully designed to lead every woman through a path of peace and wholeness. In this warm, homely, private and intimate setting, women will work in collaboration with professional workers to address the issues they are dealing with both in the past with the aim of offering hope for their future.

This is a weekly daytime group with sessions lasting two hours. The group is intended for women to attend on a regular basis. The groups are facilitated but the issues focused on are client led. The facilitators use a range of counselling, therapeutic and educational techniques but primarily they encourage members to take responsibility for the group. Members of the group would also benefit from structured workshops that would be valuable to them.

If you would like to join a support group or if you would like more information about H.O.P.E, contact the Centre to register for more information.