What we're about

ThroughBlue, support group for women with experience of depression and anxiety.

We are an organisation which runs support groups for women with experience of depression and anxiety.

Any woman is welcome to attend our regular meetings - there is a wide spectrum of experience of depression in the groups - from very mild to more severe. Some people may have experienced depression in the past and come along to help manage relapses. They are very diverse groups and range in number from week to week - from 3 to 14 people. It is a friendly and non-threatening environment and most newcomers find it to be very welcoming and inclusive.

ThroughBlue is not affiliated with any religious organisation or church. You are welcome to participate as much as you wish in terms of talking about your experience, or to sit and observe without having to say anything, depending on what suits you. There is a structure to the meetings, with a new topic each week.

Upcoming events (5+)

ThroughBlue - Friday Daytime Meeting

Hopper Street

How to join? Please go to http://www.throughblue.org.nz/p/contact-us.html and fill in the form to apply. You will be answered by a volunteer within a week. Then, a counsellor will contact you to arrange your first meeting and let you know the address. We do this to ensure that you feel welcome looked after in your first group meeting. How much does it cost? The groups are facilitated by professional counsellors. We ask for a donation of $10 waged and $5 unwaged per meeting to cover food, meetup group fees and some of the venue hire costs. Any woman in Wellington is welcome to attend our regular meetings - there is a wide spectrum of experience of depression in the group - from very mild to more severe. Some people may have experienced depression in the past and come along to help manage relapses. They are very diverse groups and range in number from week to week - from 3 to 14 people. It is a friendly and non-threatening environment and most newcomers find it to be very welcoming and inclusive. ThroughBlue is not affiliated with any religious organisation or church. You are welcome to participate as much as you wish in terms of talking about your experience or to sit and observe without having to say anything, depending on what suits you. There is a structure to the meetings, with a new topic each week. What is the structure of group meetings? - 10 min Meditative grounding exercise - 40 min Opening round – how was your week, a highlight, did you achieve your goal or anything else you’d like to say - 10 min Tea break (about 10 minutes) - 50 min Educational topic - 10 min Closing round - what you found useful, something you are looking forward to this week, possibility to set a goal for the week to come.

ThroughBlue - Monday Night Meeting

Hopper Street

How to join? Please go to http://www.throughblue.org.nz/p/contact-us.html and fill in the form to apply. You will be answered by a volunteer within a week. Then, a counsellor will contact you to arrange your first meeting and let you know the address. We do this to ensure that you feel welcome looked after in your first group meeting. How much does it cost? The groups are facilitated by professional counsellors. We ask for a donation of $10 waged and $5 unwaged per meeting to cover food, meetup group fees and some of the venue hire costs. Any woman in Wellington is welcome to attend our regular meetings - there is a wide spectrum of experience of depression in the group - from very mild to more severe. Some people may have experienced depression in the past and come along to help manage relapses. They are very diverse groups and range in number from week to week - from 3 to 14 people. It is a friendly and non-threatening environment and most newcomers find it to be very welcoming and inclusive. ThroughBlue is not affiliated with any religious organisation or church. You are welcome to participate as much as you wish in terms of talking about your experience or to sit and observe without having to say anything, depending on what suits you. There is a structure to the meetings, with a new topic each week. What is the structure of group meetings? - 10 min Meditative grounding exercise - 40 min Opening round – how was your week, a highlight, did you achieve your goal or anything else you’d like to say - 10 min Tea break (about 10 minutes) - 50 min Educational topic - 10 min Closing round - what you found useful, something you are looking forward to this week, possibility to set a goal for the week to come.

ThroughBlue - Friday Daytime Meeting

Hopper Street

How to join? Please go to http://www.throughblue.org.nz/p/contact-us.html and fill in the form to apply. You will be answered by a volunteer within a week. Then, a counsellor will contact you to arrange your first meeting and let you know the address. We do this to ensure that you feel welcome looked after in your first group meeting. How much does it cost? The groups are facilitated by professional counsellors. We ask for a donation of $10 waged and $5 unwaged per meeting to cover food, meetup group fees and some of the venue hire costs. Any woman in Wellington is welcome to attend our regular meetings - there is a wide spectrum of experience of depression in the group - from very mild to more severe. Some people may have experienced depression in the past and come along to help manage relapses. They are very diverse groups and range in number from week to week - from 3 to 14 people. It is a friendly and non-threatening environment and most newcomers find it to be very welcoming and inclusive. ThroughBlue is not affiliated with any religious organisation or church. You are welcome to participate as much as you wish in terms of talking about your experience or to sit and observe without having to say anything, depending on what suits you. There is a structure to the meetings, with a new topic each week. What is the structure of group meetings? - 10 min Meditative grounding exercise - 40 min Opening round – how was your week, a highlight, did you achieve your goal or anything else you’d like to say - 10 min Tea break (about 10 minutes) - 50 min Educational topic - 10 min Closing round - what you found useful, something you are looking forward to this week, possibility to set a goal for the week to come.

ThroughBlue - Monday Night Meeting

Hopper Street

How to join? Please go to http://www.throughblue.org.nz/p/contact-us.html and fill in the form to apply. You will be answered by a volunteer within a week. Then, a counsellor will contact you to arrange your first meeting and let you know the address. We do this to ensure that you feel welcome looked after in your first group meeting. How much does it cost? The groups are facilitated by professional counsellors. We ask for a donation of $10 waged and $5 unwaged per meeting to cover food, meetup group fees and some of the venue hire costs. Any woman in Wellington is welcome to attend our regular meetings - there is a wide spectrum of experience of depression in the group - from very mild to more severe. Some people may have experienced depression in the past and come along to help manage relapses. They are very diverse groups and range in number from week to week - from 3 to 14 people. It is a friendly and non-threatening environment and most newcomers find it to be very welcoming and inclusive. ThroughBlue is not affiliated with any religious organisation or church. You are welcome to participate as much as you wish in terms of talking about your experience or to sit and observe without having to say anything, depending on what suits you. There is a structure to the meetings, with a new topic each week. What is the structure of group meetings? - 10 min Meditative grounding exercise - 40 min Opening round – how was your week, a highlight, did you achieve your goal or anything else you’d like to say - 10 min Tea break (about 10 minutes) - 50 min Educational topic - 10 min Closing round - what you found useful, something you are looking forward to this week, possibility to set a goal for the week to come.

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ThroughBlue - Monday Night Meeting

Hopper Street

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