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Online Zoom Groups

Online Zoom Groups

During the Covid-19 pandemic some of our groups have moved to meeting up online, and we have also created some new online groups. 

These groups are open for you to join, to connect with others from home and share your experience with others in a similar situation.

All are welcome, even if you haven’t been to Guideposts groups before.

What groups are available?

Caring for Carers

A chance to catch up and share mutual support with other carers in this challenging time.  Our friendly group welcomes unpaid carers of people with all sorts of conditions including mental ill health (eg bipolar or schizophrenia), autism, and dementia.  It is an opportunity to offload issues, share each others’ coping techniques and find solutions together.  

The group started as our ‘in person’ carers groups in south-west Hertfordshire, and now includes some of our monthly dementia carers group members. Other unpaid carers are also welcome.

When? 3-4pm (weekly) on Wednesdays, on Zoom

Guideposts Dementia Carers Group

Carers and anyone with an interest in dementia is welcome to our monthly meetings. We invite a speaker to share their knowledge on a particular aspect of dementia with the group, and after their talk everyone has the chance to ask questions and share their own ideas. You can expect information and support from Guideposts staff and other carers as well as friendliness and humour!
See more about this group and the next talk here

When? 3-4.30pm on the first Thursday of each month, on Zoom

Aspirations and Keep Calmers

Our group for anxiety experiencers and people with Asperger syndrome meets weekly for a chance to share experiences with others in a friendly group.

We usually start with a presentation, and look at how we can improve our lives in a structured way using goal setting. You can choose whether to put your video on, how much to contribute, or to just listen of you prefer.

The zoom group came about as a combination of two ‘in person’ groups Aspirations for people with Asperger syndrome, and Keep Calmers for anxiety experiencers – hence “Aspirations and Keep Calmers”.

When? 2-3.30pm on Fridays, on Zoom

Art & Start

Anyone with an interest in appreciating, discussing and creating art is welcome to join this weekly group. Our online activities have included watching video demonstration of painting skills, virtual tours of galleries, and sessions almost always include creating a piece of work, perhaps based on a particular skill or image that we look at first.

You are welcome no matter your level of art.  All you need are some materials to draw or paint with, and a screen with zoom nearby. Many of our group use watercolour or acrylic; anything that works in 2-dimensions and you can use where you are would work well.  

When? 11-12.30am on Wednesdays, on Zoom

“Tea and Biscuits” light-hearted fun

We all need a little fun in our lives, especially at the moment, so join us with a cuppa to catch up and share some lighter moments. We might have a quiz or game, or watch a short film together.

We started this group at the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis for all of our service users who wanted to join in with a regular contact and some fun.  All are welcome, even if you haven’t been to a Guideposts service before.

When? 2-3pm on Tuesdays, on Zoom

Key Info

Groups Coordinator: Lin Fellows

Contact number: 01923 223554 / 07917 494286

Email: LFellows@guideposts.org.uk

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How to join

Please get in touch if you’re interested in coming to one of these groups. We will arrange to have a chat on the phone, before we send the zoom meeting codes.