Independent Students Support Group
Are you care experienced or estranged from family and studying without family support?
If you would like to talk to others with similar experiences, The Queen Mary Independent Students Support Group aims to provide a space for students who are studying without family support to meet together, share experiences of university life and support each other.
Who is the group for?
If you are care-experienced or estranged from family and you would like a safe, confidential space to talk to others with similar experiences this group is for you.
What is the group?
Independent students, who study without family support, can sometimes feel isolated. Support groups, in which members both give and receive support, can help participants to feel more connected and more resilient. We will provide a confidential, facilitated space where students can share the challenges of university life, listen and support each other.
This group is provided by the Queen Mary Advice and Counselling Service. The group will be facilitated by Ben Priest, Counsellor and Jill Belnikoff, Welfare Adviser and will take place online.
- The group will run on Tuesday mornings in semester 2, between 10am – 11am, for twelve weeks from Tuesday 25 January until Tuesday 19 April 2022 (excluding Tuesday 12 April).
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