IMEC Support Groups
We live in insane times! People need to isolate themselves because of the Corona virus.
The climate is changing. Governments are becoming harder and more authoritarian in their policies. Society is becoming more unequal, with more people struggling to survive, while those at the top seem to be able to get away with almost anything. Racism and bigotry seem to affect more and more individuals.
In these insane times, it is totally normal to feel that you are sometimes losing it. All of us are under pressure. All of us struggle.
IMEC support groups (previously: MentalHealth4All) seek to create a safe space for everyone to slip past the labels and boxes that society has placed us in, to come together in solidarity, and share worries or hopes about the future for the society we live in. In our weekly support meetings, we can share any thoughts and feelings, whether they are related to what is going on in society or not. The main aim is to organise a space where everyone can voice themselves -or be silent and listen-, be actively heard and understood with empathy, and feel supported by each other. We grow and develop ourselves together with each other. IMEC support groups also aim to offer monthly workshops and professional training by world-leading experts on psychology and mental health.
The events are facilitated by Event Facilitators who share their personal and professional experience; like each human being, they search for ways to stay sane themselves in our insane society, and on their personal journey they like to share some of their experiences with others and connect people with each other. Because we believe in the power of coming together, to break the isolation, and stay sane together in our insane world!
Organisation: Chair Joel Vos; Secretary: Natalie Fraser; Vacancies
Legal bits of joining the groups: read here
Next event: each Wednesday evening 7pm-9pm
Want to develop your self-insight? Want to connect with others? Want to get inspired?
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