First Wednesday - Online Tinnitus Support Group

First Wednesday - Online Tinnitus Support Group

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Online tinnitus support group: for anyone wanting support with their tinnitus or to chat with others about it.

About this event

First Wednesday Tinnitus Support Group

This is a peer support group that meets on the first Wednesday of every month. The group has been meeting since April 2020 but is always welcoming new members and their family/friends.

Please note that as a peer support group, this is not a substitute for an individual tinnitus management plan and individual medical advice cannot be given at the meetings. Many people find it helpful to share their experiences with others and offer tips on what works for them.

If you already attend another BTA online tinnitus support group, we ask that you not register for additional groups - this will allow others to join as space is limited. If you wish to switch to this group, please let us know!

2022 Programme

  • 5 January: Mike's Tinnitus Journey
  • 2 February: BTA Research Update (TBC)
  • 2 March: Jodie Rogers - Senior Audiologist from Chesterfield Royal Hospital: The Role of Audiology and what to expect
  • 6 April: John's Tinnitus Journey
  • 4 May: Understanding Acceptance and Tinnitus
  • 6 July: Tinnitus Q&A
  • 3 August: Tim Buckle speaking about the acclaimed book the Chimp Paradox, authored by his colleague Prof. Steve Peters
  • 7 September: Discussion on themes from the Chimp Paradox, open to all (including non-attendees of the August meeting)
  • 5 October: Discussion on Acceptance

2021 Programme

  • 6 January: Mindfulness
  • 3 February: Sing & Share
  • 3 March: Understanding emotional reactions to tinnitus and positive self talk
  • 7 April: BTA Tinnitus Research with Georgina Burns-O'Connell
  • 5 May: Sound Therapy with Sandy Grimes, BTA Vice President and Audiologist/Hearing Therapist with over 30 years experience in the NHS
  • 2 June
  • 7 July: Anxiety & Tinnitus with Dr Lucy Handscomb
  • 4 August: Understanding Tinnitus, our thoughts and emotional reaction to Tinnitus
  • 1 September: Understanding CBT and its benefits for tinnitus
  • 6 October: Mindfulness - 'Right Mindfulness' - Alan Muskett
  • 3 November: BTA Conference and member sharing
  • 1 December: Sing and share with Francine Luce

Who should attend?

  • Anyone who is struggling with their tinnitus
  • Anyone with tinnitus who is managing it and wants to share tips/advice with others
  • Family members and/or friends of those attending are encouraged to join as well

Who will run the meeting?

  • Audrey Carlin, BTA Vice President, who has experienced tinnitus and successfully managed it for the past 36 years and has run a support group for 34 years. She embraces the BTA’s positive approach towards “a world where no one suffers with tinnitus” and continues to support and encourage people towards this aim.
  • Joanne Gordon BTA trained Tinnitus Adviser, who is the Co-ordinator of the Chesterfield and ND Tinnitus Support Group, she is also the daughter of founder member Audrey and therefore has knowledge of tinnitus from a young age.

What do you need to attend?

  • A computer, tablet, or smart phone with the Zoom app installed
  • A willingness to participate and share experiences with others in the group
  • We ask that you look at the resources on the Event Page

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