The MESH support group model was introduced to Australia by Nairn Walker to complement the social challenges identified through the Bridges out of Poverty training she delivers. With Nairn’s permission Local Logic Place developed a MESH THRIVE program for Mallee Domestic Violence Service.
The THRIVE program is a gender equity and trauma informed support group model for children and adult survivors of family violence. The THRIVE support group program continues to be used by MDVS across Mildura, Swan Hill and Kerang to support and empower survivors of family violence. It forms a critical addition to the traditional 1:1 counselling models previously offered and early evaluations are showing the significant positive impact of the program.