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Support for partners of people with mental health disorders

Support for partners of people with mental health disorders

Support group for people whose partners are living with any mental health conditions - disorders that affect their mood, thinking and behavior such as depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive behaviors.

Starts 18th May, 2023

8 sessions | Conducted every Thursday 8 PM

Small group, 6-8 people

75-minute online video conversations

Led by a therapist

Program Fee - INR 2500 for India-based participants | INR 3500 for participants outside India

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About the Group

Experiencing a mental illness, also known as a mental health disorder, can be very hard on a relationship, especially when you live together. The stress of living with someone with mental illness may reach a crisis level and you may fall into a pattern where managing the mental health disorder becomes the thing around which the relationship is centered. This group is a safe space to discuss potential stressors, daily challenges, coping strategies, helping our loved ones with their symptoms and taking care of ourselves.

Who is it for?

If you're living with someone with mental illness, give this group a try. Although each mental health disorder has its own unique set of symptoms, most partners feel overwhelmed on the journey especially in the early days after symptoms/diagnosis. This is a space to navigate burnout and caregiving stress with others who get it.

What will we talk about?

• Individual challenges and coping mechanisms
• The overwhelm of managing health & financial issues
• Feeling pulled in too many directions
• Parenting together
• Supporting our partners
• Self-care is not selfish
• Asking for, accepting, and giving help
• Finding joy and connection despite the stress

  • I always wondered what I could do to help my husband and the struggles that come with depression. Once my husband was finally diagnosed, I came here and realized other partners experiencing the same things. “You too?!” is usually my response when listening to your heartfelt experiences.


    Partner has depression

  • You all have big hearts. Thank you for sharing your stories, hope, and making this partner of a person with anxiety feel a little less lonely.


    Partner has anxiety

  • The group was so understanding and listen without judgement. I only wish I would have found it sooner because I no longer feel quite as alone as I used too. Even if my situation with my partner hasn’t gotten better, having you guys here has made my own mental health just a tad better.


    Partner has NPD

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What are soulUp groups?

At SoulUp, you'll meet people who get what you're going through and might be living some of the same realities. People looking for extraordinary conversations, just like you.

✔️ Small group, 6-8 people

✔️ Every meeting led by a world-class facilitator

✔️ Weekly 75-minute online video sessions

What happens in a group session?

While the format can vary as per topic, here’s a flow that most sessions follow

Check In. Participants check-in with each others' feelings and answer the prompt given by the facilitator if any.

Conversation. Your facilitator will guide the group in a free-flowing conversation—with the goal of sharing openly, talking honestly, and deep emotional connection.

Check Out. Participants share what they're taking away from the session.

What am i going to get out of this?

Participants say that they feel heard, understood, more in control, and a feeling that you’ve got people rooting for you. By talking about your emotions and what's going on in your life, you'll realise that you're not alone and get ideas for how to improve your situation.

How long has soulup been around?

SoulUp was founded in Feb 2022 by Punita Mittal and Mahak Maheshwari - a team of IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay with more than 20 years of combined healthcare experience. SoulUp is redefining mental health through groups that are effective, but also fun, social, and challenging.

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