Her interest in Mens’s group facilitation started in 2010 when she joined the Therapeutic Services unit of CSSS at UWC and first learned of this intervention and saw its unique benefits to clients.During her time at UWC she facilitated her own mixed gender groups. She ran her first men’s group at CPUT in 2016.
Reflections on first men’s group
I started the men’s group at my campus after having several conversations with male students who expressed an interest in talking about the experience of being a male today and the particular
challenges they face currently. The group was eagerly supported but was terminated earlier than expected due to time constraints. Feedback from the group noted that all participants expressed an interest in continuing with the group next year. The participants found an instant understanding between themselves and was able to speak easily about their goals in the group. They mentioned that they found the experience of a safe space among men a unique and treasured one.