Support Groups

Group therapy is a unique form of therapy where people who are experiencing similar challenges come together to share their experiences. This form of support can benefit individual group members as they navigate their lives following a road incident and support others who understand.

We make sure to maintain a safe environment that is conducive both for sharing and accepting each other, promoting growth, trust, a sense of value and respect.

We run various groups at Amber Community, including the Art Therapy Group and Road Trauma Support Group.

Art Therapy Group

The Art Therapy Group provides for free self-expression through painting, drawing, or modelling as a way to explore and express thoughts and emotions. Art therapy is a technique rooted in the idea that creative expression can foster healing and well-being.   

Art therapy at Amber Community is facilitated by a professional art therapist and supported by the counselling team. No artistic skill is required to join the group, and all art materials are provided.   Group members are encouraged to participate to the best of their ability to obtain maximum benefit. 

“I really appreciate discussing our feelings together.  I appreciate our shared ‘brokenness’ and connections through art.” – Art therapy participant.

If you are interested in our art therapy program, please enquire using the link below.

Art therapy
Group therapy

Road Trauma Support Group

The Road Trauma Support Group provides a mix of peer support and education about trauma, coping strategies, and skills. The group provides a safe and supportive opportunity to explore trauma and post-traumatic growth and is facilitated by an experienced counsellor.   

The program is delivered online and runs for 1.5 hours each week across four weeks. A maximum number of eight group members can attend each program.

“Being part of the group provided me with invaluable takeaways, especially the practical coping techniques like sleep strategies and breathing exercises, along with the comforting realisation that I am not alone in my journey.” – Road trauma support group participant.

Counselling and support services

Amber Community provides free-of-charge counselling, information and peer support programs to more than 3,000 Victorians impacted by road trauma every year.
Counselling is provided to people impacted by transport trauma, irrespective of when the collision occurred. Clients include bereaved families, friends and colleagues; injured people and their carers; drivers and passengers; cyclists and pedestrians; witnesses and emergency service workers.

You do not need a referral to access our services. To make an appointment, please give us a call at 1300 367 797 or complete our convenient enquiry form here. Reach out to us today, and let us support you.