Junction Coffee and Chat is a mental health support group for Ōmokoroa and the surrounding area and will take place on the last Monday each month, at the Ōmokoroa Community Church on Hamurana Road.
Come along for a free cuppa and meet others in the community who can sit alongside you as we support one another to fully live a good quality of life. It helps to share with others. Tea or coffee and friends: the perfect blend to help relax and bring some sunshine through the cloud of isolation.
This is a friendly, safe environment for peers to get together and socialise, discuss life and what is happening for them. It’s a public environment and isn’t designed for in-depth discussion of health and illness for safety reasons. It’s about having respect and understanding towards all involved and how they may be feeling.
There is a growing evidence base of positive outcomes from peer support services. Whether you have experience of depression, anxiety or bipolar – you are not alone.
Junction of Greerton offers peer support and advocacy for people with an experience of mental illness or addictions. It is part of Turning Point Trust, which is contracted to the Bay of Plenty District Health Board and is based in the Historic Village on 17th Avenue. I am volunteering to facilitate an Ōmokoroa group. In turn, I appreciate the guidance of Junction in seeking to establish this local support option.