The facilitator herself is neurodivergent and wants to build a community that supports each other, a place where ideas, solutions and problems are discussed from an experiential point of view. A community that doesn’t conform to normative ideas and find unique solutions within their framework of personal or social experience.
Our belief is that a problem doesn’t exist within the person but is based out of the context and systems they live in. They are the experts of their life and have know how’s into navigating problems. Belongingness, compassion and support contribute hugely to feeling seen, heard and loved. Which helps in supporting their mental health.
The person can call or message on the office phone number and the office person coordinates to include their name in the group, they are then added to the WhatsApp group of the support group. The link is shared on this WhatsApp group.
We take in suggestions from the members of a topic they want to discuss for eg. RSD or Perfectionism etc and the facilitator frames questions around that and sends it in the group a day or two prior, to allow participants to think about it. The group then meets online to discuss the topic.