The Power of Group Work for Surviving and Thriving through Situational Distress
In this workshop Phil Lamport draws on his personal experience as both group participant and facilitator to describe the power of peer support groups in helping men in situational distress as part of his work with Dads in Distress.
Dads in Distress is a free face to face and online support service for men dealing with the impact of separation. Run by the charity Parents Beyond Breakup, Dads in Distress facilitates face to face peer support groups, operates a telephone helpline and hosts an online forum.
This workshop will provide an overview of the common issues facing recently separated fathers and how peer support groups can help.
There will be time for men to reflect on issues affecting them personally and to find out where they can get ongoing support
Experience Level: Intermediate
Physical Involvement: Sitting
Emotional Intensity: Potentially Triggering
Categories: Relationships & Communication, Emotional Development, Leadership & Purpose
Phil is a lead group facilitator for “Dads in Distress Support” (DIDS).
He runs peer-support groups for noon-custodial fathers (typically alienated from their children), and trains and supports their team of volunteer peer-support group facilitators.