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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.

The Individual

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.

The Workplce

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.

Our Pledge

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.

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OUR VALUES, BELIEFS AND WHAT WE OFFER IN OUR SERVICES.

Unconditional positive regard.   
Empathy and supporting client’s journeys.
Time and acceptance. 
Community presence. 
Sensitive Companionship. 
Aiding the ability to grow. 
Building rapport. 
Knowledge and understanding.  
Self-worth.

HOW WE HELP

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GROUP SUPPORT SESSIONS

We offer regular support sessions for those suffering from any combination of mental and chronic health conditions. as wall as offering support for the parents/carers of children and young adults with additional needs.

All groups offer 2 free trial sessions for you to meet staff, other members, and get a feel for if this is something you would like to attend regularly. If so we ask for a simple £10 per month membership donation. This gives you unlimited access to all support groups, and enables us to continue providing these services.

COUNSELLING AND SUPPORT THERAPIES

We believe that counselling and support should not break the bank and so within our services we try to keep our costs low.

Membership donation

£10 per month

121 Counselling or Support 

£25 Per session - non members

£20 Per session - members

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CONTACT US

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