Managing your condition
Sharing experiences & learning from others
This Forum is for those who experience issues related to Chronic health & illness, carers, workers from the sector and all those who have an interest in the way Self Help and Peer Support Groups contribute.
Day 1 - Tuesday 1st April 2014
|10.00am||Welcome and introductions|
Guest Speaker - Positive Women Inc.
Our guest speaker Michelle Wesley, Support Co-ordinator at Positive Women will begin the forum with a talk on the experience of being HIV positive.
Q&A session - Living with a chronic health condition - Identifying common issues
This session encourages participants to identify and share common and systemic issues in conversation with a panel of experienced self help group and health sector network members.
Workshop - Exploring your issues
Day 2 - Wednesday 2 April 2014
Life Experiences - Personal Stories
Introduction to Mindfulness with practitioner Steve Brown
Using mindfulness to help manage stress and difficult emotions and the three ways in which mindfulness achieves it's outcomes.
Workshop - Exploring your issues - Benefits of Self Help/Peer Support Groups
We come together to look at the issues we identified on Day 1 and discuss the benefits self help and peer support groups contribute to those with a chronic illness.
Wrap up - What are the positives we can take away?
When & Where
Collective of Self Help Groups
COSHG acts as a state wide clearing house and resource for people who want to contact groups, start a group or maintain a group. Self Help Groups are groups of people who get together with others 'in the same boat' to support each other, share experiences and knowledge, and work together to improve their quality of life.