Family and carers’ free support group
Nightingale Hospital recently conducted a survey regarding what the general public know about accessing mental health treatment. Worryingly, the results highlighted:
- 97% of respondents know someone who has suffered from a mental health condition
- 44% of respondents don’t know the difference between a psychologist, a therapist and a psychiatrist
- 39% of respondents wouldn’t know how/where to access mental health treatment
- 92% of respondents think there needs to be more information on how to access mental health services
Free Family and carers group
It is widely acknowledged that caring for a family member with mental illness can be profoundly stressful and distressing. In recognition of this, Nightingale Hospital has launched FREE specialised Family and Carers Groups for our separate services for families and carers of current patients. These groups are facilitated by experts in their respected fields.
- Family Day for Addiction patients
- Weekly Evening Addiction Family Support Group
- Eating Disorders Family and Carers Group
There is evidence to show that inclusion of those closest to the patient in psycho-educational programmes may enhance the patients’ recovery. It is also important for carers to have a strategy for self-care to avoid becoming depleted themselves. Patients and their families can feel fully supported in the decisions they make about their care and the treatment delivered by Nightingale Hospital.
Addiction monthly free family day
The importance of addiction family day
Those nearest to the sufferer often blame themselves, going through a range of emotions from despair, depression and guilt to anger and frustration, leaving them exhausted and having difficulty coping, as well as feeling powerless in how to deal with the situation.
Addiction family day benefits
Research has shown that the involvement of families in the treatment process greatly increases the prospects of a person’s recovery.
Addiction family day description
Family Day is led by a therapist experienced in addictions. It consists of 2 groups. One group is for family and partners only. It will offer them education in not only how to deal with the addicted person, but also how to safeguard themselves in this difficult situation. This can allow you to help your loved one in a healthy way while still being able to lead your own life.
The other group is to bring together the families and partners and the addicted person. It gives the addicted person the opportunity to learn how their addiction has affected family members and partners. It gives a forum for them both to express their thoughts and feelings.
Dates for addiction family day
Family Day will be held once a month on Sundays from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm, on the following dates:
- Sunday 21st October
- Sunday 25th November
- Saturday 15th December
- Sunday 20th January
Book to attend addiction family day
To attend the Family Day, please send an email with your name, contact details and attendance date.
Addiction weekly family free support group
Family Support Groups are aimed at families, partners and friends of people suffering from an addiction problem. When these problems arise, it can have a devastating effect on those who are close to the person. The Family Support Group is there so that you do not have to go through this alone.
Weekly addiction family support group benefits
Addictions are often said to be a family disease, as it drastically affects not only the person with the problem, it also overturns the emotions and lives of those close by. Those nearest to the sufferer often blame themselves, going through a range of emotions from despair and depression to anger and frustration, leaving them feeling exhausted and impotent and often less able to cope. The other person’s illness can sometimes consume them and make them less able in dealing with their own lives. This group offers the support and experiences of other people who are going through the same crisis.
What to expect during family support group
This group is anonymous and confidential, we only use first names. A therapist experienced in Addictions is present to help facilitate the meeting. You do not have to speak and can just listen, but you may join in and ask questions if you feel able. We hope to give you the strength and understanding so that you are more able to deal with this situation, thereby allowing you to help your loved one in a healthy way, while still being able to lead your own life.
Attend addiction family support group
Every Tuesday evening 6.30pm – 8.00pm.
Room G13 (ground Floor)
11-19 Lisson Grove
London NW1 6SH
You do not need to book or telephone to attend this group.
If you have any questions about the Family Support Group please contact the Patient Services on 0207 535 7732.
Eating disorders fortnightly free carers’ evening
This group is open to carers of all EDU inpatients and day patients at Nightingale Hospital. It is also open to carers of outpatients at Nightingale Hospital who are seeking treatment for an eating disorder. You are able to join the support group at any point but it is recommended that you attend as many sessions as possible in order to get the most out of the groups.
Eating disorders carer’s evening description
Caring for a loved one with an eating disorder can be exhausting, distressing and disorientating. These support groups provide a space where you can share your experiences, thoughts, successes and problems with others in similar situations. In addition, the support groups are designed to provide education and help you develop self-reflective skills, in order to role model confidence, compassion and the courage to take risks.
Dates for eating disorders carers’ evening
- Monday 17th September 2018 – How to be an Effective Carer
- Monday 1st October 2018 – How to Understand What Your Loved One Needs
- Monday 15th October 2018 – Eating Disorders: A Medical Perspective (Dr Murphy-Consultant Psychiatrist)
- Monday 29th October 2018 – How to Manage Food (Jasmine Challis- Dietician)
- Monday 12th November 2018 – How to Communicate Well with Your Loved One
- Monday 26th November 2018 – Practical Skills for Managing Distress
- Monday 10th December 2018 – Dealing with Difficult Behaviours
- Monday 17th December 2018 – Moving Towards Recovery
All groups are taking place on Mondays from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
Attend eating disorders carers’ evening
If you would like to come to any of these sessions please send an email or call 020 7535 7927.