Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Tinnitus Support Group About the group The tinnitus support group will help you to understand your emotional reactions to tinnitus (which may be stress and anxiety) and will help you to retrain your responses to it, and give you advice on ways to manage your tinnitus. As well as providing advice and information about tinnitus, we are here to listen. Talking to someone about any anxieties you may have about tinnitus and any distress it may cause can be therapeutic in itself. Additionally, the group has achieved the BTA Gold Standard for Support Groups Poetry competition The group are running a poetry competition, open to all. The theme is 'Spring Sounds'. Poems of any style or length are invited. The cost to enter is £2.50 per poem. Send a cheque with your entry, payable to Chesterfield Tinnitus Support. Please put your name, address and email address on a separate sheet and attach it to the poem with a paper clip or staple. Post it to 34 Glumangate, Chesterfield, S40 1TX. Deadline: 20 June A small prize will be awarded to the winning poem, and the rest of the proceeds will support the charity’s future work. Where the group meets Please check individual event and meeting dates as the group meets at different venues in Chesterfield. Meeting venues are accessible to people with a disability and the group has a portable loop system for hearing aid users When the group meets The group meets quarterly 2020 Meetings & Events ALL MEETINGS DATES AND ACTIVITIES BELOW ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED Staying Warm & Healthy Wednesday 29th January 2020, 11.00 - 13.00 The Badger81 Brockwell LaneChesterfield, S40 4ED This month we have Helen Carter from the NEA (National Energy Efficiency) coming to speak about how we can take steps to affordable warmth. Soup, sandwiches & chips for £6 (payable on the day) **Booking Essential** (Booking Form available in January 2020) Tinnitus Week Monday 3 February 2020, 1-3pm Talk from BTA Campaigns Manager, Emily Broomhead Monkey Park128a Chester StreetChesterfieldS40 1DN The Poetry Buzz This project won 'Most Innovative Project' at the 2018 Voluntary Sector Awards and, thanks to funding from the People's Postcode Lottery, the group has been able to continue these workshops. Join us each month for an enjoyable afternoon! All dates are 1.45-4.00pm Loundsley Green Community CentreCuttholme RoadChesterfield, S40 4QU 26th February 2020 25th March 2020 THIS MEETING IS CANCELLED 29th April 2020 THIS MEETING IS CANCELLED Wednesday 18 March 2020, 11am - 1pm THIS MEETING IS CANCELLED Feel Free - Joanne Gordon - Chesterfield Theatre Company The Badger81 Brockwell Lane Chesterfield S40 4ED How to find out more [email protected]01246 380415www.tinnitussupport.org.uk Additional information The group's helpline number is available Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm, with an answerphone at all other times. There is also access to lay counsellors during office hours and home telephone provided for an out of hours service. A bi-monthly newsletter is produced for all members.