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PTSD Help NZ would like to provide free & professionally led Trauma Support Groups nation wide.Nationwide
WHO WE ARE
PTSD Help NZ is made up of people that have been diagnosed with PTSD or have experienced a form of trauma and want to ensure that anyone suffering from this condition is able to benefit from resources & regular Support Group Sessions.
We are all in this together - You are not alone.
WHY WE DO IT
Since 2015, I have personally battled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & I genuinely struggled to find the resources I required. As I am sure you are well aware, the cost involved with managing this pain is quite significant. The lack of funding or recognition offered by ACC if your trauma falls outside of their parameters means that many of us must pay out of pocket in order to find methods to cope with our condition. It took me over a year and a half to find subsidized therapy options offered in New Zealand to cope with my new reality of living with PTSD, I thought it was time to create a place where you could get the information I was seeking and that you did not continue to suffer as a result of this financial burden.
To be a supportive community that accepts you, your trauma, your struggles and victories just as they are. Empathy is at the very foundation of PTSD Help NZ and this will be what helps facilitate a safe place for each of us to feel accepted.
In our Auckland-based Meetups, you are welcome to share your experience or offer support as an active listener in the group. A small section at the conclusion of our sessions will be dedicated to offering/sharing tools for recovery, often hosting guest speakers for this purpose. We are stronger together and look forward to continuing our journey towards healing with you.
PTSD Help NZ has the intention of spreading our empathy by creating additional Support Groups country wide in the future & if possible make the sessions 100% free. You can help us make this dream come true by donating to our charity on our, Give A little Page. Funding is a necessity for hiring venues and paying therapists to facilitate these sessions so any contribution is welcome and greatly appreciated.
More about us
PTSD Help NZ is a grass roots organization created as a result of not being able to get the support we required from the current Mental Health Model in NZ today. This group is made up of people that have been diagnosed with PTSD or have experienced a form of trauma and want to ensure that anyone suffering from this condition is able to benefit from resources & regular Support Group Sessions.
We are asking for donations in order to pay for our current venue hire cost in Auckland & a psychotherapist to lead the sessions. The hope is to raise enough money that we can make our sessions available nationwide and offer PTSD & Trauma support groups as a free service in our communities.