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Free! Recovery Support Groups


These groups exist to provide a safe place; a place of community, a place to find relief, rescue and freedom from life's tough issues: 

Support groups are small groups of people {ideally 6-8).  Free! Recovery support groups begin with a main teaching theme for both men and women (soon to be a downloadable filmed session) followed by mixed issue single sex support groups. Each group is facilitated by ideally two leaders and the theme of the session, plus practical biblical application, is highlighted throughout the support group. Each participant is given the opportunity to relate to topic of the day to his/her daily life/struggles.  The group participants are encouraged to listen well to each other. It is not a discussion group. Advice giving is not encouraged as this can be confusing for a participant.  Reflecting back on a key verse may be useful. God's Word, and the insight from anther's story, become the encouragement and advice.  Prayer is offered near the end of the session.   


Are you or a friend struggling with an addictive issue or life controlling habits and behavour?


Are you faced with a life crisis?  


Do you want to improve your wellness and being? Do you want to change?


Then a support group might help you find people with similar struggles who are uniting to combat those life debilitating habits and behaviour through shared experiences and wisdom!


These support groups are ‘talking platforms’ where you can learn more about others and yourself as each one explores shared struggles, especially in the light of a daily journey in Christ and the concept of biblical freedom is emphasized throughout. 


These support groups offer Face to Face and Online opportunities for meeting and discussion i


These support group members share similar life experiences of controlling habits or behaviours, like addictions to gambling, alcohol, drugs, porn and or other emotional controlling feelings like anxiety, self – hatred, fear, etc.





Support group benefits: 

  • Support groups are moderated by groups leaders who have empathy and offer pastoral support.

  • Group leaders are trained and or have been through or are going through similar experiences. (Free! provides training for group leaders). 

  • Provide a safe space to explore more about your life controlling behaviour!

  • Combat loneliness and isolation

  • Provide you with a vocabulary (language) to express and understand more about yourself and others

  • Create spaces for identification and mutual support.

  • Through shared experiences you can gain more control over your life to overcome your personal life controlling behaviour

  • You learn new skills and ways to manage your personal issues.

  • You can discover new avenues for specialised and professional help

  • They will help you feel more relaxed and able to open up about yourself

  • Will reduce stress, anxiety and secrecy and shame and you will not be overwhelmed with ‘ I feel alone’!

If you would like to begin a Free! support group in your local church or would like to open a conversation please contact:


Waterside Women



Free! has changed my life. Being able to be totally open about my sin with people who don't judge you has been very freeing.


I found Free! a very safe and helpful first step in taking action against my addiction and selfish behaviours. Building friendship with people who understand and don't judge is invaluable. Thank you.


Life changing, thought provoking, action oriented, bathed in love, hope and joy through and with caring and supportive leaders and attendees.

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