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News of Peer Support Groups from Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland

Date posted: 27/07/2020

The safety and health and wellbeing of both volunteers and service users is paramount to us. It is therefore advised that Peer Support Groups do not meet together face to face until 2021 due to the current situation. There is currently no insurance cover for face to face group meetings. We will continue to review this and should the situation change we will update you as quickly as possible.

We understand that not meeting face to face will be disappointing for everyone. When we are able to encourage groups back together we will provide support with guidance, protocols and risk assessments to safeguard groups and to guarantee groups are covered by our insurance.

During this time and to support members going forward we have designed a new online physical activity and social peer support group. We are launching a 4 week pilot ‘virtual peer group’ on Wednesday 29 July at 11am and would like to invite you and your members and volunteers to sign up for this pilot group here. The session will include:Chair based movement (20mins approx. led by an experienced and qualified instructor)

Social – week 1 will be a quiz (20mins approx. led by a CHSS member of staff)

Once you have signed up we will be in touch to confirm your place. It may be a couple of days before we respond.

This is a very much a work in progress so do get involved and feedback your thoughts and ideas.