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New Support Group opening up in Dungannon on Tuesday 11 March 2014

New Support Group opening up in Dungannon on Tuesday 11 March 2014

Published on Wednesday, 12 February 2014

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12 February 2014

Aware Defeat Depression, the only charity in Northern Ireland working exclusively for those affected by depression is opening a Support Group in Gardeners Hall, Victoria Way, Dungannon.

The Support Group, which is free of charge, will launch on Tuesday 11 March at 7:00pm. They welcome anyone with depression, male and female; as well as the family, friends and carers of those with depression. The group will then run fortnightly on a Tuesday after this date continuing on 18 March at 6:30pm.

 

Support Services Manager for Aware Defeat Depression, Andy Sims said,

 

“The purpose of a support group is to bring together people experiencing similar problems, so that through identifying with them, they can support and be supported by others. Enabling people to learn more about their illness and the alternative treatments available will help them to develop coping skills.

 

“The meetings are very informal. After brief introductions, individuals may talk about their experiences, share information and ask questions. No member is obliged to speak however, and short periods of silence are normal.”