Group Facilitation

“As a facilitator, (Sarah) conducted herself with empathy, warmth, kindness and integrity” – Peer

“Unfailingly warm, compassionate… manner infused with gentle humour” – Peer

“Vividly displays compassion and wisdom” – Carer

I am passionate about peer-based groups. I have been involved with Hearing Voices groups since 2009. Inspired by their extraordinary success worldwide, and their impressive outcomes with regards to suicide and hospitalisation rates for members, I analysed the underlying principles of successful peer based groups. Using these principles, I have provided training, directly founded new groups, and been contracted to support existing groups for people experiencing a variety of challenging or isolating experiences. I am experienced in both face to face and online facilitation.

Hire me to:

  • Be a guest speaker at your group – see my Talks and Workshops
  • Facilitate safe spaces for reflection and discussion eg. at conferences
  • Help you start a new group
  • Facilitate an existing group
  • One to one or small group peer mentoring for group facilitators
  • Creating the support infrastructure for a group such as marketing, an online presence, and email list

Experience:

  • Sound Minds, Mental Illness Fellowship of SA: for people who hear voices or have other psychotic experiences (face to face)
  • Bridges, The Dissociative Initiative: for people who experience dissociation and/or multiplicity (face to face, and peer facilitator mentoring)
  • DI Open Discussion Group, and The DI Closed Group, The Dissociative Initiative: for people who experience dissociation and/or multiplicity (online, 1,200+ members)
  • Echoes, The Dissociative Initiative: for people who experience dissociation and/or multiplicity (peer facilitator mentoring with interstate facilitator)
  • Blue Skies, ACEDA: for people with food and/or body image issues (face to face, email, and peer facilitator mentoring)
  • The Gap, Bfriend: for same-sex attracted women aged 18-40 (face to face, peer facilitator mentoring)