Meeting Report – Sat 9th December 2023 on ZOOM

I am delighted to share with you the video of our group meeting from our December 9th Xmas Zoom Meeting.  This email contains links to both YouTube and Facebook, to watch this excellent meeting video.  Also included is a separate link if you wish to see just the Annual Awards section on its own.

Our Guest Expert Panel was 

Professor Peter Rea – World Eminent Balance Condition expert

Michaela Burton – NHS and Private Vestibular audiologist, clinical hypnotherapist

Dr Hannah Ryan – Clinical Psychologist 

Keeping on the level: Living well with long-term health conditions.

Members at our meeting

Links to watch the full meeting video are at the bottom of this page

Introduction Where we clarified some guiding principles of the group and our meetings.  Confidentiality –  As a support group, we encourage all to speak openly about what issues that they face, but as such we ask everyone to respect everyone’s privacy and keep confidential any specific personal matters that are supplied during our meetings We are not doctors   – We are not medically trained or qualified, so we will never seek to advise on treatments or medical matters. Whatever advice or personal experiences are shared, everyone should always consult with their own medical and healthcare experts for the best medical care and advice. We are not a charity  – We are not a registered charity, we handle no money, we have no money. We are just people helping people.   Positive Only  – We are a support group, with the emphasis being upon support, so we encourage everyone to seek the positive in what we discuss, in our members situations and our overall attitude to our mutual challenges. Let us always try to find solutions rather than be dragged down by the problems, and let us always give encouragement and hope to each other. Tolerance & Friendship  – The group is for everyone, and we can all seek different things from belonging to this group, but at the very least I hope we will all find some degree of friendship and comfort from meeting and knowing our fellow members.  Let us all be tolerant of differences and respect that balance disorders come in many flavours and affect any person in any walk of life and at any age – so we of all groups, should acknowledge and celebrate the variety and differences in our members. Charity Support  – The group is supported by the Menieres Society and VeDA as an official support group listed by both of their web sites. We support both charities in their good work for all things related to balance issues. 

How To Survive & Thrive during The Festive Season when living with a Balance Condition”

Prof Rea will be fielding questions on Diagnosis and medical treatment

Dr Hannah Ryan on all aspects of coping with stress and mental health challenges

Michaela Burton is our expert on all matters to do with Rehabilitation


Live – Presentation of The Winners of the Life On the Level Annual Awards 


At Christmas we like to adopt a theme from the world of popular Film or TV , in the past for example we enjoyed “Stopping the Balance Grinch from stealing our Christmas”, and this year we have “borrowed” the current Aldi Christmas Television advertising (Kevin the Carrot & Willy Wonker) to bring you –

“Kevin & The Christmas Expert Panel  … and how to have more fun than Willy Wonker this festive season”  

Do take some time out to watch this brilliant content and please do share it with anyone who may benefit from seeing this video.   See Meeting video links below.

Watch the full meeting now on Face Book or Zoom

Click to watch on YouTube

Click here to watch on Facebook

To Watch Just the Annual Awards Slides and Presentation click on the links below

Click to watch on YouTube

Click here to watch on Facebook

Please come and join our group if you feel we can help and don’t wish to face your challenges alone.  You are very very welcome. 

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