Our groups provide confidential specialist-led spaces where health professionals can come and share their experiences, talk with each other and listen to other people in the same situation.
“I didn’t really know what to expect but it has actually been the first time I can openly discuss having had COVID and the longer term affect it is having on my life, with people who can honestly relate to it, even if not in exactly the same way. It has been a space to be honest about worries and annoyances but also a place of positivity and learning.”
What We Offer…
10 week support group programmes
How they work:
The first week consists of an hour long opening webinar. This opens up the topic, provides examples of lived experience and allows a space for questions, answers and general discussion around the programme. We tend to ask an expert in the field to speak at these events. For example, for our ITU group webinar we heard from Consultant Anaesthetist Professor Kevin Fong.
This is followed by 8 weekly support group sessions lasting 75 minutes. Participants are all split into breakout rooms with no more than 20 per group. We aim to have around 15. We close the groups after the second week so that the relationships established in the groups are maintained.
The last session is a meeting that sees all the participants of the programme come together to tie together everything discussed in the previous 9 sessions.