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TideisTurning
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Online Peer Group Chat// The Desire to be 'Normal'// Thursday, 31st March 2022 7-8:30PM AEDT

Hi Everyone, 

The Online Peer Group Chat happening on Thursday, 31st March will be on the topic of The Desire to be 'Normal' 

 

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For ease of reference, the times across Australia are in the graphic and listed below: 

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Western Australia: 4pm 

Northern Territory: 5:30pm 

South Australia: 6:30pm 

Queensland: 6pm 

New South Wales, Victoria, ACT & Tasmania: 7pm  

 

For those new to Online Peer Group Chats, each chat session focus on a specific topic and is guided by peer workers with lived experience of mental health issues. Counsellors are in the background to make sure chats are as safe as possible for participants. It is a space for peers to share their story and experiences, and connect with those who are going through something similar. 

Peer Group Chats are hosted outside of the forums, using a platform called Chatwee. To join an Online Peer Group, you will need to register for an account with Chatwee. On the night, follow this link and log in to your Chatwee account before the group starts.  

You can join our Online Peer Group Chats every  Thursday from 7:00-8:30pm (AEST/AEDT). 

Check out the FAQs page for more information. 

 

More about the Upcoming TopicIt can be a common experience to feel “I just want to be normal.” But what is normal, exactly? And is it really the case that most people actually experience life the way we imagine to be as ideal or normal? Perhaps our diverse experiences are more normal than we might think? Let’s talk about ideas of being ‘normal’ vs ‘different’. 

 

I'm going to tag a few members who might be interested in this topic. Feel free to spread the word, tag others and support the post for further reminders closer to! @petrichor @eth @Faith-and-Hope @Shaz51 @M_P90 @TinTin1 @AFK @wellwellwellnez @Appleblossom @Molly22 @Bow @CrazyChick @Lou2u 

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Re: Online Peer Group Chat// The Desire to be 'Normal'// Thursday, 31st March 2022 7-8:30PM AEDT

Hi Everyone, 

Just a reminder that the next Online Peer Group Chat on The Desire to be 'Normal' will take place tonight from 7-8:30pm AEDT.  As always, for ease of reference, times across Australia are in the graphic and listed below: 

 

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Western Australia: 4pm 

Northern Territory: 5:30pm 

South Australia: 6:30pm 

Queensland: 6pm 

New South Wales, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory & Tasmania: 7pm

 

What to Expect

  • exploration of the ideas of 'normal' and 'different' and what this may mean for us individually
  • discussion of 'normal' versus 'different', both good and bad 
  • sharing of the impact 'normal' and 'different' on our lives (remember, this can be as much or as little as you're comfortable with sharing)

 

Just tagging members who have supported or otherwise interacted with the thread so far to receive a reminder @Rosie @Teej @Bow @Appleblossom @Shaz51 @Faith-and-Hope 

Re: Online Peer Group Chat// The Desire to be 'Normal'// Thursday, 31st March 2022 7-8:30PM AEDT

@TideisTurning 

This is a great topic, but I am flat out tonight.  Apologies.  I will look forward to reading what is posted.

Re: Online Peer Group Chat// The Desire to be 'Normal'// Thursday, 31st March 2022 7-8:30PM AEDT

Hi Everyone, 

Our next Online Peer Group Chat on the topic of The Desire To Be Normal will be starting very soon! To join, head here. 

Just tagging those who have interacted with this thread to receive a reminder + others online who may like to join us @Appleblossom @Rosie @Teej @Bow @Shaz51 @Faith-and-Hope @Bill16 @CrazyChick @Emelia8 @Hams @Meowmy @Smiling_Gecko @Snowie @StuF @TAB @Wanderer @greenpea 

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