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Building Rare Resilience

We’re excited to announce that we’re recruitment has opened for the second round of our new Member Benefit for staff or volunteers working for Genetic Alliance UK member organisations.

Collaborating with RareMinds, a not-for-profit Community Interest Group specialising in providing professional counselling and wellbeing resources to rare disease organisations, we will be offering the opportunity to take part in a 12 week course to build emotional resilience and welling.

What the course offers

The sessions will offer the opportunity to learn with, and from, colleagues from other groups and organisations and develop strong peer support networks that can continue once the sessions have finished.

Joining the groups will help you to:

  • Learn skills to build emotional resilience and protect your own emotional wellbeing.
  • Understand how to manage difficult situations when supporting your members and online communities.
  • Develop techniques to maintain effective boundaries between your personal and professional life when working with your communities.

How and when?

Running over 12 weeks, there will be two 75 minute sessions a week for 8-10 participants. There will be two courses running simultaneously every Wednesday, one in the morning and one in the evening. Morning sessions will run from 10:00 to 11:15 and evening sessions from 20:00 to 21:15. The sessions will start on Wednesday 21 April and run until Wednesday 14 July.

Although we know unexpected events can occur, you are required as far as possible, to commit to attending each week in order to join the course.

How do I sign up?

When signing up please indicate your preferred time and dates. We will do our best to accommodate everyone’s wishes but places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so don’t delay!

By signing up to take part in this project, you are giving us permission to share your name and email address with rareminds. They will use it solely for the purpose of facilitating the groups.

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