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Workshops . . . Anglican Care South Canterbury social justice advocate Ruth Swale (left) will join Advocacy Group member and trained counsellor Alexia Bensemann at the first of the group's workshops in Geraldine next month. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

by Greta Yeoman

The Anglican Care South Canterbury Advocacy Group will hold its first Geraldine workshop next month.

Advocacy group member and trained counsellor Alexia Bensemann will lead the two-hour workshop on March 15.

The topic is “Perception or Reality?”.

Anglican Care social justice advocate Ruth Swale said while the event was free, bookings were essential and attendees would be informed of the venue once they had signed up.

The workshops – which have previously been held in Timaru – are a partnership between Anglican Care South Canterbury and the South Canterbury Women’s Wellness initiative.

Geraldine’s event will run from 2pm-4pm on Friday, March 15.

Ms Swale said it would be first of several events run by the group in Geraldine this year.

The second event would be the “Exploring Anxiety” talk by Ms Bensemann, co-presented by fellow Advocacy Group member Cathy Maslin, on May 3.

“Identity – who are you?” in July and “Challenging Our Fear” in September.

Ms Swale said while the group had been offering one-on-one advocacy support in the town for several years, it would be the first time it had brought any of its workshops to Geraldine.

For more information, text or phone Ruth Swale on 21134-0307.