What we're about

The Divorce Support & Social Group has been established for Melbournians who have gone through or are going through a relationship break up.

We are a gateway to meeting others experiencing a similar life change and developing new friendships. Our emphasis is on fun whilst helping and supporting each other.

We hold free monthly seminars, workshops and socials. We also have our own divorce resources guide with suggestions from our members.

Our regular social gatherings include drinks and chats, casual coffees, social nights and activities. Meetings are informal and open to all.

Better not bitter is our motto!

We look forward to catching up.

Upcoming events (5+)

Social – Welcome to new members & catch up for regulars - City

Never been to one of our meet-ups before? Been a member for a while or just joined? Either way this is the social for you! Once a month we hold a special meet-up to welcome in new members. Regulars are encouraged to attend and help new members have a fun night out! Our monthly “newbie” social is an opportunity to learn about our groups, events held and resources to help members. More importantly it is an opportunity to meet others going through separation & divorce in a safe and friendly environment. It helps to talk about our experiences and life changes with people who are interested and can relate. We can all learn from each other but the primary aim of the socials is to enjoy ourselves! Our socials are hosted by members of the Divorce Support & Social Group and the Melbourne Divorce Support Group. Wednesday night at the RMH is $15 pizza or pasta night with a drink! We pay for own food and drinks individually. Please RSVP if you are attending to ensure we book sufficient seats. When you arrive at the venue ask for the table booked under the name “Meetup”. Also note that times and venues are subject to change so please check beforehand. Any questions please phone Paul Davies on ph[masked]. We hope to see you!

Brunch at West Eighty One cafe - Williamstown - Western Social

Join us for a lazy Saturday brunch at West Eighty One café. A highlight of Williamstown with an awesome view over-looking Williamstown beach and easy parking. Our socials are hosted by members of the Divorce Support & Social Group and the Melbourne Divorce Support Group. They are an opportunity to meet other members going through separation and divorce. It helps to talk about our experiences and life changes with people who are interested and can relate. We can all learn from each other but the primary aim of the socials is to enjoy ourselves! We pay for own food and drinks individually. Please RSVP if you are attending to ensure we book sufficient seats. When you arrive at the venue ask for the table booked under the name “Meetup”. Also note that times and venues are subject to change so please check beforehand. Any questions please phone Paul Davies on ph[masked]. We look forward to seeing you!

Live free from stress & anxiety! - part of our Divorce Recovery seminar series

Helping your journey be better not bitter! - Joint event of the Divorce Support & Social Group & Melbourne Divorce Support Group. This month’s seminar is being presented by Samantha Taylor of the Nurture Project whose passion is to help people learn the skills to defeat anxiety for good. In this month's seminar Sam will: • explain what stress and anxiety are and the differences between them • help to identify if you are experiencing stress and/or anxiety • help to understand the biology behind it - why you feel the way you feel • guide how to release stress and anxiety from the body • help to understand positive wellness cycles • reveal the 5 skills you need to live free from anxiety Participants will come away empowered with a set of tools they can use to live free from stress and anxiety. This is an interactive seminar to help anyone going through separation or divorce. Our seminar series is free, informal and group discussions are encouraged. It is very helpful to learn from others’ experiences. So please, come along, bring a friend if you like and enjoy the talk and discussions. If you would like to stay for a coffee and chat after you are more than welcome. We look forward to seeing you!

Brighton beach walk to Moran Reserve Elwood and iconic Brighton Bathing Boxes

On the first Sunday of every month we catch up with our sister meetup group - "Hike to Heal" for a walk in nature. ABOUT THIS MONTH'S HIKE This month we will be walking along the beach path from Brighton to the MO Moran Reserve in Elwood to see some sky diving (hopefully) and back via the iconic brighton beach bathing boxes for photos. We will meet outside the Royal Brighton Yacht Club on the beach path next to the water (not Beach Road end). Our return walk to the Moran Reserve is approximately 8.6 kms and is expected to take approximately 2.5 hours. Walkers can then retire to the Royal Brighton Yacht Club for a coffee on the veranda overlooking the beach. The coffee club is open to the general public. Walkers still with some energy can walk an additional 1.1 kms to the Brighton Beach bathing boxes for photos (return trip to Royal Brighton Yacht Club 2.2 kms or approximately 30 minutes walking). We will all meet afterwards for a well deserved rest at the Royal Brighton Yacht Club coffee shop and enjoy the stunning surroundings . LIABILITY WAIVER Please view the liability waiver before you RSVP. When you RSVP you are accepting the waiver. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mHAz_ShmpWR1wr69gefWEqVzS-zw4bIvI2uGXw4RJ08/edit?usp=sharing WHAT TO BRING Water bottle appropriate clothing (be prepared for cooler temperatures and rain) comfy shoes snacks hat sunscreen camera “Hike to Heal” runs regular hikes throughout the month and all members are welcome and encouraged to join. We look forward to seeing you in nature.

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