GPS SUPPORT GROUPS ARE AVAILABLE NOW
Free GPS Support Groups are available now. You deserve to be connected to people who want to listen. You are not alone. Whatever your experience during the Covid-19 pandemic, we know it is hard. Harder than ever. Reach out now.
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VOLUNTEER TO LEAD SUPPORT GROUPS
We are offering free support groups to all who need them. And we know the need has never been greater. Join us and become part of our team of volunteer support group leaders. All are welcome — mental health clinicians, providers, social service workers, faith-based leaders, people with lived experience, peers and ordinary people who care.
GPS GROUPS HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE IMPORTANT
GPS Support Groups provide the much needed opportunity to connect with others, talk about what is on our hearts and in our minds with other people. Together we realize that we are not alone, we are not the only one, there is nothing wrong with us that we are having the thoughts and feelings that we are experiencing and that there is support available. By being with each other during difficult times we minimize trauma and maximize resilience. And that’s what we all need right now.
GPS SUPPORT GROUPS ARE EVIDENCE AND TRAUMA INFORMED
GPS Groups incorporate evidence-based approaches of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Psychosocial Education in a warm and accessible group model. GPS groups are deliberately judgement and advice-free zones where people can be listened to with respect. Participants heal, find their strength and connect with their courage to take conscious steps towards the lives they want to live.
I have led groups for my entire career but never before have I found a model that matches the cadence of my heart. It incorporates a social justice focus in an accessible, welcoming way that both facilitators and group members can embrace.Meredith Pesce, Program Manager, Recovery Residences, Portland ME
The GPS Model works. It is a powerful community resource, a lifeline of support, validation, perspective and healing that is missing in many people’s lives. GPS also supports group facilitators by providing a reliable structure and road map for us to use when serving the people we care about.Andrea Guzman, Maya Health Alliance, Guatemala
Many of us have been leading postpartum groups for moms for years, but without a structure to follow, we were just winging it. GPS is a treasure box and is changing the way we are supporting moms in Arizona.Carol Sheehan RN, Tucson Postpartum Depression Task Force, Arizona