A supportive group for people 18+ living with long-term challenges.
The Thursday Group is a community-based emotional and social support group for people of all ages from across Merton. The group meets weekly to talk, listen and think together about all aspects of life. People in the group come from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences and often group members will come together for lunch after the session.
The group provides a safe, empathetic space for you in which difficulties such as loneliness, anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss can be shared and worries about relationships, the ageing process, experiences of caring for others, physical and/or mental health concerns can be explored.
Members - old and new - often say they feel a strong sense of belonging and care. As one member recently said:
"Coming to this group is a bit like being part of an extended family."
The Thursday Group meets on Thursday mornings at 11:00am.
This is a Therapist facilitated peer support group focused on bringing together groups of people who may have shared experiences and benefit from talking to each other.
Our groups are facilitated by a therapist who may be assisted by staff members or volunteers.
For each of our groups, we organise a meeting between you and the facilitator first. They are not drop in groups. If you would like to join one of our groups, please get in touch.
We need your help...
Every year, we provide financial and emotional support to over 2,000 people in our local community. Since Covid-19 that number has increased, and as well as helping our existing clients, we’re now also providing urgent support to hundreds more local people whose lives and livelihoods have been impacted by the pandemic.