Support Where can I get help? Support groups Online Support Groups As a result of Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing measures, we've introduced online tinnitus support groups and many of our independent local support groups have taken their sessions online too. Accessible no matter where you are in the world, these groups offer flexible support with your tinnitus from the comfort of your own home. Facilitated by experienced support group leaders, BTA staff and/or hearing professionals, the meetings are scheduled on different days and at different times to offer a variety of options. Join a BTA online group Please note: we want you to be able to get to know others in the group over time and don't want the groups to get too large, so please only sign up for one of the following groups (you can switch to a different group if you find the timing no longer works for you) First Monday of the month (12.00-1.30pm) First Wednesday of the month (6.30-8.00pm) Second Monday of the month (7.30-9.00pm) Third Saturday of the month (10.00-11.30am) Fourth Tuesday of the month (12.00-1.30pm) NEW! Third Wednesday of the month (6:30-8:00pm) - this group is for anyone who has never attended a support group before and is either new to tinnitus or has been particularly struggling with it lately. The first meeting will be on 20 January 2021 Join a local online group The following groups are run by those who normally run tinnitus support group meetings in their area but have moved online due to the Covid-19 restrictions. NEW! South West Online Tinnitus Support Group South West Online Tinnitus Support group meet once a month via Zoom. We are a warm and welcoming group of people meeting via Zoom with a cuppa, offering each other support and sharing our experiences of our own tinnitus journey. Meetings: Every 3rd Thursday of the month, 7:00-8:30pm (starting 21 January 2021) Participants need to have access to a stable internet connection, a device to access Zoom, and a quiet, private space to fully participate in the group without distractions and interruptions. For more information and to join, contact Paula on 07817400413 or [email protected] Birmingham & District Tinnitus Group 2nd Wednesday of the month, 11am - 12noon Last Wednesday of the month, 7 - 8pm North Derbyshire Tinnitus Support Group 1st Tuesday of the month, 1:30pm Invizear Tinnitus Support Group In addition to running one of the BTA Online Tinnitus Groups, Alan Hopkirk also organises his own Invizear.com support groups which have a strong focus on taking action. These regular free meetings (generally every two to three weeks) are advertised on social media. They have also attracted visitors from far afield, throughout the U.K and overseas. Our protocol is that you will need a webcam or mobile phone to be able to attend. This is because the live video link helps overcome the lack of physical presence. It also encourages the sharing of experiences and establishes empathy within the virtual group Signal Tinnitus Support Group Looking for some support or someone to chat to?At the moment, due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are delivering our Tinnitus Support groups online via Zoom.To join any of our future meetings, please email [email protected] to receive the Zoom link. Hi Kent 1st and 3rd Thursday of month 2pm 2nd and 4th Thursday of month 7pm Contact [email protected] for meeting details deaf awareness: NE First and third Wednesday of each month, 1 - 2pm Captions/subtitles are ordinarily available for anyone struggling to hear what is being said.Get the log-in information by email at [email protected] or by tel/text 07734 176 196The group is open to all though the focus of support is usually aimed at those living in North Tyneside and surrounding areas, such as Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, Durham, etc. Cumbria Hearing Loss - BID ServicesGet in touch below to find out when the next meeting is taking placeContact for Zoom link: [email protected] or 01768 868510 What you'll need In order to participate, you will need access to the internet and a device that has a camera e.g. a webcam or smartphone. We will be using Zoom for online meetings.