WELCOME TO HIDDEN LIVES
WELCOME TO HIDDEN LIVES
Who we are
Hidden Lives is a support hub for people with hidden disabilities, chronic illnesses and chronic pain conditions. Many people have focused on helping people with more visible disabilities, but those whose disabilities are not as prominent, often don't get the support they require or need. The phrase "You don't look disabled to me" has been said to pretty much every single on of our group at some point in their lives. This kind of attitude and naivety is why many of our group used to or still stay more solitary in their lives and not want to leave the house.
This must change!
Our aim is not only to support, Listen and provide a comfortable area for people to express themselves, but to go further by educating and helping businesses to understand the issues to react more positively towards Hidden Disabilities. By making small changes to the workplace, every business has the capability to really maximize the potential of employees and benefit customers suffering from a Hidden Disability.
We are committed to supporting our clients offering a nonjudgmental space for the to feel safe. To openly express their feelings and fears either through one to one counselling sessions or alongside others in supports groups, allowing yourself as a client of Hidden Lives to speak of your experiences and conditions often accompanied by people who have similar lives.
Hidden Lives aims to help businesses be supportive for its employees. This can be done through workshops, site visits and mediation. Its a way of helping businesses to show their support for disabilitiess that are unseen. A way of helping them adapt their working practices to better suit their employees and customers. Clients often are afraid to ask for help and employers can be unaware of the support they can give to their employees. That is where we can help.
Hidden Lives is built on its Four Pledges. a promise to help both clients, families, the community and businesses to change the lives of those suffering and connected with chronic illnesses, disabilities and mental health.
OUR VALUES, BELIEFS AND WHAT WE OFFER IN OUR SERVICES.
Unconditional positive regard.
Empathy and supporting client’s journeys.
Time and acceptance.
Aiding the ability to grow.
Knowledge and understanding.
HOW WE HELP
Monday 930 am
Chronic condition and Mental health
Tuesday 930 am
Tuesday 12 pm
Art from the heart (Emotions through art)
Tuesday 6 pm
Chronic Condition Support
Wednesday 530 Pm
Long Covid support
Virtual Chronic Pain support
Link on Facebook
Come and join us for informal
relaxed cuppa, and chat.
Our Chronic Illness Work Support Service helps people with chronic health conditions, who would like support getting back to work or to maintain or improve their life at work. This often involves helping them to manage symptoms such as pain, low mood and fatigue.
COUNSELLING AND SUPPORT THERAPIES
We believe that counselling and alternative therapies should not break the bank and within our services we try to keep our costs low.
Working with your condition session
Your Mental health Your way
Chronic Pain support