Support Groups

What is it?

The LightHouse Arabia is honored to provide a wide array of support groups across a range of topics and issues relevant to different life stages and situations. All of our support groups are free-of-charge. At present, all support groups are hosted online, and many of the groups have been launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Support groups are an alternative vehicle of support for people in distress by linking people with similar issues. They have the potential to improve the access and delivery of support to a wide range of people, including some who would not seek face-to-face support at all.

*Kindly note, all of our support groups currently take place online via Zoom. 

Our Support Groups

We are honored to run a wide range of different support groups and grief support groups each month. All of our support groups are free-of-charge. To view our monthly calendar and register for a support group, please visit our Events page on the website. 

Our support groups include:

Emotional Health During COVID-19

A group that meets to discuss emotional and mental health concerns, and stress related to social isolation, self-quarantine, and other stressors as a result of the COVID-19 situation.

Suitable for: Adults, 21 yrs+

Post Natal Mental Health

For mothers who have recently given birth and are experiencing emotional difficulties such a
sadness, anxiety, loneliness, grief, isolation, guilt, and adjustment. This group aims to provide a space for mothers to share their experiences, learn from each other, and ultimately feel less alone in their journey.

Suitable for: Women, 21 yrs+

Coping with Cancer

Connecting those who are currently or have been caregivers for those directly impacted by cancer, this support group is a place to receive and provide emotional support and share information. It is also a place to share in the lighter moments, laugh and reconnect with ourselves.

Suitable for: Adults, 18 yrs+

IVF & Infertility

In partnership with IVF Support UAE, this is an online group for women coming together, to support other women to understand the impact of IVF and infertility on personal wellbeing. The LightHouse Arabia is committed to reducing the stigma and shame around infertility. We seek to provide support, understanding and a non-judgmental environment for everyone.

Suitable for: Women, 21 yrs+

Heartbreak support group

For men and women (21+ yrs), who have recently experienced the breakdown or end of a committed romantic relationship. This group aims to provide a safe space to share, connect, seek support and explore the challenges being faced.

Suitable for: Women, 21 yrs+

Life After Divorce

Reclaim, rebuild and thrive. This is a safe space to share challenges faced when dealing with divorce, to learn evidence-based strategies in coping with stressors, and have experiences normalized through the power of sharing.

Suitable for: Women, 21 yrs+

Single Parents

A support group designed to provide a safe space single parents to share the daily challenges they face in single-parenting, have personal experiences normalized through the power of sharing, be equipped with evidence-based strategies in dealing with their stressors, and feel a sense of containment and support with what they are experiencing at present, while meeting other single parents.

Suitable for: Parents

Teen Tribe

This support group offers a safe space for teens to get together and talk about the challenges and stressors they are currently facing in their lives from  managing academics and personal life.

Suitable for: Teens, 13-16 yrs+

Teachers support group

A support group for teachers who are currently educating and supporting students, while navigating the new norm. Teachers can bring any topics or issues related to their practice as a teacher. The group provides a space for teachers to discuss their emotional wellbeing concerns and other stressors related to their role and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on them personally and professionally.

Suitable for: Teachers/Educators

Relating Through Race

An online support group for Black people to share thoughts on race and racism. It is a space to debrief following witnessing racially unjust events in the media; a place to discuss experiences of being Black; and an opportunity to support each other in managing both personal and collective racial trauma, and race-related stress.

Suitable for: Adults, 18 yrs+

Adults with Autism (ASD)/Asperger's

This group provides a safe, confidential and relaxed setting online for adults with ASD/Asperger’s to share their thoughts and feelings, and/or ask for feedback, information, and support from each other.

Suitable for: Adults, 21 yrs+

*For Grief support groups, a one-time free-of-cost 60-minute Grief Consultation will be required prior to joining a group. for the group. To schedule one, please call us on T. (0)4 380 2088.

You may learn more about our Grief support groups on our Raymee Grief Center page. 

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