Living with Health & Illness - new group starting 3rd October

Living with health and illness groups

speaking, listening, sharing, learning

New Group Starting


2.30 - 5.00

For more info & details of how you can join the group, please see below

Do you have a long-term physical health problem that significantly affects your life?

Do you feel isolated and struggle to function?

If so you may like to join a free, local group that meets for two and a half hours once a week over a ten week period at Whitby Hospital.

The group is run by a local GP and Psychotherapist and it is a confidential space in which members can share their experiences of living with a life limiting condition.  Having an opportunity to talk openly in this way, whilst learning about others' experiences can bring relief and support and help to develop new ways of coping with the challenges you face.

If you are interested in joining the group, please speak to your GP for a referral or make contact with Maddy Gair in any of the following ways:

tel:  07582 179946.


website: www.livingwithhealthandillness.org.uk


Why Join a Group?

Having a long-term health problem can

  • Affect your day to day functioning
  • Limit your enjoyment of life
  • Have a negative impact on your relationships with family and friends
  • Make you unhappy about yourself or life at times

Talking with others in a supportive, confidential environment can help you feel understood and can increase your sense of wellbeing.

Previous participants have reported:

  • Relief at openly sharing their experience
  • Increased control in their day to day life, including making positive changes
  • Feeling stronger and happier in themselves

Groups are led by a team of local health professionals - Dr Margaret Jackson, local GP, and Peter Leviné and Yvonne Lawrence, both UCKP registered Psychotherapists.  Meetings also include a short programme of gentle exercise, movement and relaxation.

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