SISTER 2 SISTER SUPPORT SERVICES PROJECT

As part of the Sister 2 Sister Support Services project, we provide basic counselling, psychosocial support, and mental health education to LBQ women in Nigeria. Trained peer counsellors who volunteered their time and effort held support group meetings in Abuja, Port Harcourt, Owerri and Calabar and topics that were discussed ranged from anger management, anxiety disorder to menstrual health hygiene. WHER has held a total of 41 support group meetings with seventy-nine (79) LBQ women reached. WHER has also reached four hundred and thirty-three (433) LBQ women through her mental health education which were done virtually. Below is the breakdown of cities and topics discussed at each session.

 

S/No. DATE NAME OF SUPPORT GROUP LOCATION TOPIC NO. OF PERSONS IN ATTENDANCE
1. JANUARY:

– 27th January 2019

 

 

 

– 26th January 2019

 

 

 

– 12th January 2019

 

 

– 31st January 2019

 

– Love is Love support group

 

 

– PH sister support group

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Trailblazer support group

 

– Abuja

 

 

 

– Port Harcourt

 

 

– Owerri

 

 

– Calabar

 

– Anger management

 

 

– Anxiety disorder

 

 

– Youth culture

 

– Maintaining a healthy relationship

 

2 counsellors, 9 women, 2 newcomers

 

2 counsellors, 9 women, 2 newcomers

 

2 counsellors, 7 women

 

1 counsellor, 13 women

2. FEBRUARY:

– 13th February 2019

 

 

 

– 28th February 2019

 

 

 

 

 

– Trailblazer support group

 

– Owerri

 

 

 

– Calabar

 

– Rape and sexual assault awareness

 

– Ways to keep your dealings and relationship with other community members and the larger community

 

2 counsellors, 8 women

 

 

1 counsellor, 11 women

3. MARCH:

– 23rd March 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

– 29th March 2019

 

– PH sister support group

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Trailblazer support group

 

– Port Harcourt

 

 

 

 

 

– Calabar

 

– Challenges in a relationship and how they can be overcome

 

– Ways to encourage community participation in ensuring that LBQ women who have faced any form of violence or abuse receive every necessary care that can keep them away from falling into depression

 

2 counsellors, 10 women

 

 

 

 

 

1 counsellor, 14 women

4. APRIL:

– 20th April 2019

 

 

 

– 22nd April 2019

 

 

 

 

 

– 24th April 2019

 

– Love is Love support group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Trailblazer support group

 

– Abuja

 

 

 

– Owerri

 

 

 

 

 

– Calabar

 

– Eating disorders

 

 

– How to calm down when you are stressed and anxious

 

– The role of LBQ women and girls in Cross River in ensuring that there is a boost in the number of LBQ women and girls who access counselling and paralegal services offered by WHER initiative

 

2 counsellors, 13 women, 8 newcomers

 

2 counsellors, 8 women

 

 

 

 

1 counsellor, 14 women

5. MAY:

– 18th May 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– 22nd May 2019

 

 

 

– 22nd May 2019

 

– PH sister support group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Trailblazer support group

 

– Port Harcourt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Owerri

 

 

 

– Calabar

 

– (1) Relaxation and its advantages (2) Grief, causes and ways of coping

 

– Relaxation and stress

 

 

– Relaxation and stress

 

2 counsellors, 8 women, 1 newcomer

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 counsellors, 7 women, 2 newcomers

 

1 counsellor, 13 women

6. JUNE:

– 2nd June 2019

 

 

 

– 22nd June 2019

 

 

– 22nd June 2019

 

 

 

– 22nd June 2019

 

– Love is Love support group

 

 

 

 

 

– PH sister support group

 

 

 

– Trailblazer support group

 

– Abuja

 

 

 

– Owerri

 

 

– Port Harcourt

 

 

– Calabar

 

– Social anxiety disorder

 

– Grief

 

 

– (1) Grief (2) How to cope with grief

 

– Grief

 

2 counsellors, 9 women, 5 newcomers

 

2 counsellors, 8 women

 

2 counsellors, 10 women, 1 newcomer

 

1 counsellor, 14 women

7. JULY:

– 2nd July 2019

 

 

 

– 27th July 2019

 

 

– 26th July 2019

 

– Love is Love support group

 

 

– PH sister support group

 

 

 

 

– Abuja

 

 

 

– Port Harcourt

 

– Owerri

 

– Trauma

 

 

 

– Trauma

 

 

– Trauma

 

2 counsellors, 7 women, 2 newcomers

 

2 counsellors, 10 women

 

2 counsellors, 8 women

8. AUGUST:

– 11th August 2019

 

 

 

– 31st August 2019

 

 

– 17th August 2019

 

 

– 2nd August 2019

 

– Love is Love support group

 

 

– PH sister support group

 

 

 

 

– Trailblazer support group

 

– Abuja

 

 

 

– Port Harcourt

 

– Owerri

 

 

– Calabar

 

– Communication in a relationship

 

– Suicide

 

 

– Suicide

 

 

– Trauma

 

2 counsellors, 30 women, 22 newcomers

 

1 counsellor, 12 women

 

2 counsellors, 9 women

 

1 counsellor, 12 women

9. SEPTEMBER:

– 22nd September

 

 

 

– 9th September

 

 

 

 

 

– Trailblazer support group

 

– Owerri

 

 

 

– Calabar

 

– Communication in relationship

 

– Suicide

 

2 counsellors, 12 women

 

 

1 counsellor, 14 women, 2 newcomers

 

 

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *