"Keeping spirits high and working round the clock is not an easy task, but you are managing it superbly well. However, we know that coping with this surge of overwhelming emotions becomes a tiresome task, when dealt with alone. But a helping hand, a listening ear, a restive shoulder can make the struggle, an easier task.
We bring to you a safe space to share your struggles with others in similar situations and experience emotional support. Vent your heart out in this supportive space by joining us at sharing circles- a space to share and heal together."
Going through a mental health challenge can make you feel isolated and afraid, among many other things. I remember feeling this way when I was in a difficult place, and that's when I signed up for a buddy circle at HiO. Although I was scared at first, that changed to relief and a sense of hope. The buddy circle reminded me that I'm not completely alone in my journey; help and company is always an arm's reach away :')
Buddy Circle serves exactly what it promises! I remember being a little nervous about my first session, but as you see people open up one by one and you relate with other's struggles, it feels like you're a part of a community, and you can really understand each other. What I liked about the buddy circle was that it always provides us with a learning strategy, something to take back and implement in your everyday life.