Support Groups:

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.”

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What We Offer…

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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.

Interested in joining a support group? Contact us today and we can get you involved.

Our Current Support Groups:

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Expressive Writing Groups for Healthcare Workers

These groups are for any Healthcare Worker interested in taking part in expressive writing workshops facilitated by The Royal Literary Fund. To find out more information about the groups, including dates and registration, head over to our calendar page.

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Nurses and Allied Healthcare Workers with Overseas Heritage

This programme is for any Nurse, Midwife, Health Visitor, HCA, Physio or Occupational Therapist with Overseas Heritage and would like a safe space to share their thoughts and experiences. To find out more information about the groups, including dates and registration, head over to our calendar page.

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Knitting for Nurses & Allied Healthcare Workers

These groups are for any Nurse or Allied Healthcare Workers who is interested in taking part in therapeutic knitting groups to share their thoughts and experiences in a safe space while learning a new skill. To find out more information about the groups, including dates and registration, head over to our calendar page.

What’s on?

Discover our upcoming events by viewing our calendar below.