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11 April, 2022

Free support for women

WOMEN from across the Mareeba and Mossman region are being encouraged to participate in a free support group run by women, for women, orchestrated by Mossman-Port Douglas Counselling Services principal practitioner Jenny Bill.


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Jenny began the group in January, as a way to reach out to women who may not be feeling themselves and need the support of other women in the area. So far, she has hosted free morning teas and support sessions, hoping to give back to the community which she confided in at her lowest of lows. 

Jenny explained that no topic is too big or too small and she wants the morning teas to be an outlet for women to make connections with others like them in the community. 

“The group is driven by the needs of the women – they are welcome to speak about anything that is on their minds, but there is no expectation to,” she said. 

Mareeba local Brandi Duggan has been using Jenny’s services for a while and believes it has helped her get back on her feet and feel safe and welcomes in the community. 

“It provides a safe place where women in our community are able to talk about a wide range of topics relating to life’s challenges,” she said. 

This month’s support group morning tea will be held at 8 Blake Street Port Douglas, the QCWA premises, on April 13 from 9am to 10am. 

To join in or if you have any questions, contact Jenny on 0427 807 729 or email jenny.bill@mpdcs.com.au

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