Recovery Code X will probably best remember 2022 as the year the Survivors Hub Project launched a uniquely packaged online peer support group for women with Complex PTSD. It will go down in our history as the year we installed a new registration and review system that reaped rewards in helping us to create safer and more cohesive groups. It'll go down as the time we learned the most from you, our group members, and produced a series that mattered.
While there are no quick fixes for Complex PTSD, the mere act of sharing experiences and feeling supported by a group, can be validating and life-enhancing.
Like many psychological therapies, the course needs to be longer than 7 or 8 weeks to achieve lasting results.
Group feedback insists on the need for a regular weekly or fortnightly group all year round – a group you can rely on. For some, the Survivors Hub was the only source of emotional support in a topsy turvy world, where overwhelm and isolation, flashbacks and fatigue are met with disbelief and intolerance, moral judgement – or worse.
Melanie Tomsett who co-facilitated
the Christmas Chat 'n' Chill Survivors Hub
We recognise that everyone is at a different place in their journey, and are passionate about allowing equal time to share. Above all, we’re here to listen.
We close new registrations before the course starts to help group members bond and feel safe, minimise disruption.
We’re grateful to the National Lottery for funding the seven-week series. Now we’re looking at options to put in place a peer support group that won’t disappear at Christmas, that can carry us through the different seasons of the year, and be a rock in the storms of life.
Founder/Chair, Recovery Code X
We have listened to you in our groups, and know how important this space has become for some of you. We would like to keep growing and open up registrations again to let more people join for a new series in 2023. We are looking to train and nurture more facilitators so that we can run more groups, for women and men.
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