Free group meetings.
Join a circle and speak up in a safe environment.
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Circles are a way to connect, learn, listen, share, and reflect on some of life’s most intimate, challenging and yet, very human experiences. We run regular groups across a variety of everyday and complex topics with the aim to foster an environment of support for every individual, no matter what they’re experiencing in life.
Hosted by an experienced HOMS facilitator, whose deep lived experience, compassionate nature, and innate ability to cultivate a safe space, will enable you to show up as your full self and connect with the rare kind of authenticity that can help make you feel less alone in the world.
Frequently asked questions
If you've still got questions about circles or want to submit a request for a specific group, please get in touch with us below.
Is this group professional therapy?
Whilst they are intended to be therapeutic, Heart On My Sleeve support groups do not substitute professional therapy. They can be a great resource or addition to existing self-care strategies, but we recommend you also seek the support of a professional if you are struggling with your emotional wellbeing.
How many people will be in my group?
Groups are capped at 12 people (not including the facilitator) to ensure a safe and intimate space for listening and sharing.
What if I am feeling suicidal or in a crisis?
Circles are not intended to be crisis intervention. If you're in an emergency and within Australia, please call 000 for immediate assistance. For support during a crisis, you can connect to help at here, no matter where you are in the world.
I'd like to attend a group type that's not currently listed
If you don't currently see a group that suits your needs, you can sign-up to our mailing list to be notified about upcoming circles, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to make a request and we'll do our best to facilitate.
Do I have to contribute or turn my camera on?
Facilitators may encourage participants to turn their camera on and share with the group, but it is never a requirement of joining. The priorities are for you to feel comfortable and the space to feel safe for everybody in the group.