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Psychological Group Support

What is Psychological Support Group?


Psychological group support is a therapeutic approach where individuals with similar challenges come together in a structured setting to share experiences, provide mutual support, and receive guidance from a trained facilitator. The primary goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental space where participants can express their feelings, gain insights, and develop coping strategies. 

In a group setting, members benefit from the collective wisdom and experiences of others, which can help normalize their own experiences and reduce feelings of isolation. The facilitator often employs various therapeutic techniques to encourage open communication, emotional expression, and problem-solving. This support system fosters a sense of community, belonging, and emotional resilience, helping participants to navigate their challenges more effectively.

Key benefits of psychological group support include:

  1. Emotional Support: Sharing personal stories and listening to others fosters empathy and understanding, reducing feelings of loneliness.

  2. Practical Advice: Members can exchange practical advice and strategies that have worked for them in similar situations.

  3. Increased Self-Awareness: Group discussions and feedback from peers can enhance self-awareness and personal growth.

  4. Empowerment: Participants often feel more empowered and confident as they see others overcoming similar obstacles.

  5. Skill Development: Facilitators may introduce coping skills, stress management techniques, and other tools to help members manage their challenges.


Overall, psychological group support leverages the power of collective experience to promote healing, growth, and resilience among its members.

How to join the group?

Hand to Hold does not provide any psychological services and only acts as intermediary between the service users and the psychologists.

We partner with the qualified  Russian-speaking psychologists who are accredited and eligible to work in the UK. They form the group and facilitate the sessions for the participants free of charge.

To join the next available group, follow our events page for announcements.

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