Support groups are made up of people with common interests and experiences. People who have been through, or are going through, a similar circumstance can do more than sympathise with you — they can relate to what you are going through and keep you from feeling like you are alone.
Our Support group programme was launched in November 2013. The different themes of support groups aim to serve the varying needs of different groups of clients such as parents, widows, and children. The format of workshop and sharing sessions provides platform for members to heal and learn. We also encourage members to join our interest groups to enhance members' social skills, explore their personal potential and build up their confidence.
Pit Stop is aimed at empowering Primary Fives and Primary Sixes in facing pubertal transition. It is a 12 session preventive programme carried out over a period of 9 months. It comprises of 5 core components of strengths finding, acquiring positive body image, decision making, communication skills and online safety. It focuses on building resilience, creating awareness and developing problem solving skills. Children are engaged through interactional and experiential engagement activities conducted in small groups.
Self expression through arts helps to cultivate patience and calmness in dealing with anxiety filled situations and promotes problem-solving skills. Expressing one's emotions in such a healthy manner also helps one to reduce risk of directing negative emotions towards self harm and harming of others or objects.
Funded by the National Arts Council, ArtXpression is aimed at youths who are in Secondary schools, from multi-stressed families. It offers a 8-session programme where it involves youths in artwork creations which increase their ability to attend to task at hand and improve their concentration ability. In general cultivating such healthy and pro-social activity serves to distance youth from anti-social elements and allows them to explore their interest and achieve a sense of accomplishment through a positive non-academic platform.