Grief Support Group

Grief Support Group is starting July 13, 2021.

Grief groups don’t promise to help people stop grieving, but to help people meet others who understand their feelings as a way to normalize the individual grief process. Others in the room are like you; they have lost a loved one. Some may want to talk and share while others will only listen. The group atmosphere is nurturing and warm. Attendance is a choice; some people attend for months or years while others find they only need to go a few times.

Our goal for group is to create a space where members feel comfortable sharing stories, crying and talking. Taking the time to deal with difficult, and at times, confusing feelings that grief presents with. This group aims to help individuals cope with loss in their life through support, psycho-education, and self-shared experiences from group members.

Group will be held at Clear Water Wellness, 4 Park Plaza, Wyomissing PA 19610 (https://www.cwwellness.com/contact) on the 2nd Tuesday of every month beginning July 13, 2021. Group will start at 6:00 pm and wrap up between 7:00 pm & 7:30 pm.

This group is ongoing and open to the public. Grief Support Group is free to all and group members are welcome to attend at their rate of comfortability. Please take into consideration the depth of this topic when considering bringing individuals under the age of 14.

Survivors of Suicide Support Group Restarting July 20th

This group’s mission is to provide a safe place for survivors to share their experience (thoughts and feelings).

If you have lost a loved one by suicide the pain, shock, and confusion can seem unbearable; you are not alone. Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. While each situation is unique, survivors can experience similar feelings, questions, and complex grief. Support groups are designed to help a group of people that share similar experiences. It is through the sharing of our stories that we can better understand and heal while riding the roller coaster that is grief.

In this group you will not be pressured to talk, share your story, or grief. Therapeutic information is offered to survivors to assist in healthy coping and healing skills. Group often provides an opportunity for survivors to learn from the struggles and victories of others in the group. The suicide bereavement process is difficult for people to “navigate” making the topic taboo or even stigmatized. If you choose to discuss your loss, speaking can allow other group members to offer insight and advice based on their own unique experience.

Group will be held at Clear Water Wellness, 4 Park Plaza, Wyomissing PA 19610 (https://www.cwwellness.com/contact) on the 3rd Tuesday of every month beginning July 20th. Group will start at 6:00 pm & wrap up between 7:00 pm / 7:30 pm.

This group is ongoing and open to the public. Survivors of Suicide is free to all and group members are welcome to attend at their rate of comfortability. Please take into consideration the depth of this topic when considering bringing individuals under the age of 14.

Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance 1st Annual Golf Scramble Fundraiser

Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance will be hosting the 1st Annual “Go Fore the Green with GRMHA” golf scramble at Willow Hollow Golf Course on August 27th with an 8:00 am shotgun start. Barbeque lunch, drinks, prizes and raffles will be included. Check back here or our Facebook page for more information as well as a sign-up sheet.

In Person Groups Beginning the week of April 5th

Beginning the week of April 5, 2021 Women’s Wellness & the Anxiety, Stress & Creativity Groups will run 90 minutes and the Anxiety, Stress & Creativity group will occur twice a month.

We will begin facilitating in-person groups which will take place in our rear parking lot, weather permitting. If weather is poor, the group will be conducted via Zoom. In-person groups will be limited to ten (10) participants and COVID19 precautions will continue to be observed. This will include participants being screened prior to beginning group. Masks will be required; if you don’t have one, we will provide one to you.

Please call the facilitator of the group you’re interested in attending to reserve a spot. If there are no spots available or if you are unable to attend in person for any other reason, we will be conducting the group via Zoom as well.

Women’s Wellness Support Group
Wednesdays from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Robin: 484-269-8764

Anxiety, Stress & Creativity Group
1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Debra: 484-529-8751

New Anxiety / Stress / Creativity Group

Beginning January 13, 2021 this new, weekly group will be facilitated by Cassie Kinter and Deb Zerbe virtually on Zoom (Mtg. ID: 861 1782 3079 & Passcode: 826093) every Wednesday from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm.

This will be a structured group where we will explore the funny side of life. We will explore easy at home creative expressions that you can do to help with stress and anxiety. We will explore a meditation or a calming technique weekly. This group is all about you and how you are feeling this week.

Come join us!!

New Parent Support Group

Please join us for our new, virtual support group for parents whose kids are in a virtual / hybrid learning program.

Early session; beginning January 13, 2021 this group will be held the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 3:30 – 4:15 pm.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3578644868?pwd=TzViK0ZFc1d1dFZYSUpnN3l4RERDQT09
Meeting ID: 357 864 4868
Passcode: 8d4ucd

or call +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 357 864 4868
Passcode: 370830

Evening session; beginning January 27, 2021 this group will be held the 4th Wednesday of the month from 6:30 – 7:15 pm.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3578644868?pwd=TzViK0ZFc1d1dFZYSUpnN3l4RERDQT09
Meeting ID: 357 864 4868
Passcode: 8d4ucd

or call +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 357 864 4868
Passcode: 370830

Please note, it is not our intention that this group becomes a platform to talk about specific people or institutions which have not met a parent’s expectation. Rather this group is intended to provide a supportive environment for parents to talk about their struggles and frustrations and to provide tips and support to each other.

RUOK Berks Updated Resources

The RUOK Berks website was updated this summer to include a “treatment” tab to help people navigate their insurance and access services. With COVID19 lingering and the holidays approaching, there is more need than ever for those in need to be able to access services.

Clicking graphic above will take you to the RUOK Berks website. The treatment button is at the top of the page.