Support Groups

The UCC is excited to offer support groups for Spring 2021.  Listed here are the groups being offered with brief descriptions, times, and locations.  

Disclaimer: These groups will not be Counseling Groups. These groups are Support Groups. Discretion is encouraged, but confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. If presenting concerns warrant further treatment, a referral to the UCC will be made.

If you would like to JOIN in a support group, we ask that you fill out the google form below, you will be sent a link to join the support group through email.

 

 Spring 2021 Support Groups

 

 If I am a Student involved with The Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability, I need to look for support groups that are  approved Support groups as identified by **** The Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability Approved****

 

Virtual Support Group Recommendations:

* During virtual support groups plan to be alone or utilize headphones to protect the anonymity of others and private conversations.

* Reduce noise around you and place your microphone on mute if you're not sharing or talking. Also pay attention to your background to not be distracting to other meeting attendees. 

* Minimize distractions by not multitasking during the meetings. Try and give your full attention to the support group experience. 

* Make sure to continue attending the "meeting before the meeting" and staying after the allotted time. This remains the best time to strengthen relationships with your fellow community members. 

* An audio and visual presence is encouraged if possible. 

*As going around the circle to determine who shares next is not always feasible "popcorn" style and "pass the stick" style meetings are encouraged. 

Here and Queer

An interactive social support group that will explore issues that impact Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, and Pansexual students.  This will be a safe space to get information, connect with other SLU students, and seek support with relationships, family and friends, coming out, transitioning, questioning, and identity development.  

Tuesdays at 1pm - Virtually

 

LIONS ForTheCulture

Support group and safe space for people of color and allies: All are welcome. Share, fellowship and commensurate on your African-American experience - Living while Black.  Closed group/Southeastern only (students, faculty, staff).

Respectful environment is strictly enforced!

Tuesdays at 11 am - 12 noon - Virtually

LION UP Recovery Book Club

The LION UP Recovery Book Club is a weekly Recovery Book Discussion support group. Join us as we read through the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. The support group is open to all those who are interested. The purpose is to bring faculty, students and staff together for meaningful discussion around topics of recovery. Participants discuss the reading, what they learned and what they can relate to. This group hosts a moderator and a tag-pass format. 

Fridays at 5:15 pm - Virtually. 

** Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability Approved**

Overcoming Anxiety

Anxiety..Fear..Worry..Want to gain greater understanding about these emotions and how to cope? Then Overcoming Anxiety is the group for you! This all - virtual support group is designed for members to learn the ins and outs of anxiety and develop healthy coping skills. This will also be a place to meet other students undergoing similar challenges with anxiety and build support while navigating college. 

Thursdays at 3:30 pm  - Starting February 4th - Virtually

** Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability Approved**

Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery is grounded in the belief that Buddhist principles and practices create a strong foundation for the addiction recovery process.  Wisdom and compassion enable those struggling with any form of addiction to become more mindful of their mental processes while also developing a deep understanding of the suffering that addiction has created and compassion for their own path.

Wednesdays at 12 noon - Virtually

** Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability Approved**

SMART Recovery

This is a science-based addiction support group where we learn self-empowering skills and support each other in our recovery.  No matter what your addiction, SMART Recovery can help you change.

Fridays at 12 noon - Virtually

** Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability Approved**

SMART Family and Friends

“SMART Recovery Family & Friends” is a support group designed to provide concerned significant others the tools they need to effectively support their loved one, without supporting the addictive behavior. “SMART Recovery Family & Friends” will include tools for emotional self-management, positive communication, boundary setting, changing enabling behaviors, dealing with trust issues, and more.

Thursdays at 7pm - Virtually

** Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability Approved**

Southeastern Recovery Night

Southeastern Recovery Night is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem, and help others in their struggle with addiction. This Recovery Night is not A.A. or any other traditional 12- step program. It is however, our desire to recognize and affirm milestones of recovery in all 12-step programs, as well as addictions for which an appropriate 12-step group may not even exist.

2nd and 4th Wednesday of each Month at 5 pm - Virtually

** Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability Approved**

Paws for Music

Have you ever heard a song that captured what you're going through and expressed it better than you could? Well this group may be for you. PAWS for music utilizes music as a medium for personal self expression. Use of song to process life events, share pain/happiness, express thoughts, opinions, emotions, and to tell a story/memory/truth in a creative and fun way. Overall PAWS for Music is a time to pause (paws) from the stressors of life and have fun using music as a way to convey meaning and share your life experiences whether positive or negative.

Starting February 4th, Thursdays 3-4:30pm

Limited seating/in-person group.

 

 Overcoming Depression

Overcoming Depression is an all - virtual support group designed for people, who are or have suffered from depression in their lives. This group is comprised of weekly meetings led by UCC staff and interns with specific focus on various topics related to depression. Participants will be able to learn more about depression, gain support from others, and develop healthy coping skills in order to handle their symptoms.

Starts February 2nd, Tuesdays at 3:30pm - Virtually

** Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability Approved**