Being a part of a support group can help you to overcome feelings of grief and isolation and learn new ways to cope and overcome challenges. The Alliance hosts monthly peer groups, including groups for parents, female caregivers, and teens.
Call us at 217-282-9852 more information.
Parents Promoting Presence
At Parents Promoting Presence, or P3, the Alliance provides a safe, supportive environment for parents of children with mental health issues to share their personal stories and offer support to other parents in similar circumstances. The aim of the group is for parents to come away with fresh insights into their situations, the knowledge that they aren’t alone, and new friends to add to their support network. The Alliance provides participants with transportation, dinner, and childcare during meetings.
Women Supporting Women
Women Supporting Women, or WSW, is designed especially for mothers and other female caregivers. Female caregivers tend to take on extra responsibilities at the expense of their own well-being, so we teach women about the importance of self-care and building social and emotional support systems. In addition, group members support one another’s emotional healing through sharing personal stories. (This peer group is run periodically).
During our monthly Kickback meeting, teens ages 13 to 18 learn to advocate for themselves, develop life skills, and support one another through group discussions and social activities. Occasional guest speakers also help youth connect with other community and educational opportunities.