Meeting Report – Saturday 11th December 2021  on ZOOM

Expert Panel – Stopping The Balance Grinch From stealing Xmas and The 2021 Annual Awards – The Dizzy’s

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

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.  Where we require money to fund leaflets or posters, we approach local companies for them to buy on our behalf. 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. 

A Panel of Past Expert Speakers

Andrew Clements – MC SP Chartered Physiotherapist

Dr Lynnette Simpson – Clinical Psychologist – Department of Medical Psychology

Prof Andrew Hugill – Leicester University’s Professor of Creative Computing and Group member

On a theme borrowed from the classic tale, the panel will explore in the world of balance treatment, self help at home, top tips and best advice :- 

On How To Stop The Balance Grinch from Stealing Your Christmas !

The Panel will also look to discuss :-

A New Year And New Hope for Treatments 

Current UK NHS treatment for balance conditions and signs of improvement  

Long Term Developments to help the balance community

& of course taking some members questions

Live – Our Annual Awards – “The Dizzies”

We will also held our third Annual Awards ceremony – The Dizzies, celebrating the good and the great in our balance community. See a link below to the awards presentation slides and video .

Life On The level says  – Our now regular festive meeting is in a relaxed style and allows our experts to share their knowledge and opinions plus take follow up questions from our members. This always covers many areas of balance disorders, their treatment and advice on how to live with them.

Watch the full meeting now on Face Book or Zoom

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Or Watch just the Awards Section of the meeting – click below

Click to watch The Dizzy Annual Awards on YouTube

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

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