Virtual therapeutic support groups

Being diagnosed with a muscle-wasting condition often means adjusting to a new and unexpected reality. Living with a muscle-wasting condition can have an impact on every part of your life, including your mental health and wellbeing.

We believe it’s important that everyone can access the right support for their mental health when needed. That’s why we’re launching our new virtual therapeutic support groups.  

Our tailored support groups  

We’ve worked in partnership with Louise Halling, a professional counsellor and psychotherapist, who lives with limb girdle muscular dystrophy, to design our virtual therapeutic support groups. Through her own lived and professional experience, Louise has a unique perspective into the ways that muscular dystrophy can affect the emotional health of an individual, and their close family members.  

Starting in October, the course will bring together small groups over six consecutive weeks, to meet for an hour each week, supported by Louise as the group facilitator.  

How it works  

The groups are run in a similar style to a ‘facilitated peer support group’, which is essentially a safe and supported counselling and therapy setting. This provides a confidential, trusted, honest, protected space, which encourages open, emotional, and psychological discussion, while also enabling you to build significant connections with one another.  

There are three groups: 
  • Group 1: People living with muscle wasting or weakening conditions and perimenopause and menopause - This group's registration process is currently closed. The waiting list has reached its capacity. We will reopen applications if places become available again.

  • Group 2: Men with muscle wasting or weakening conditions who are aged between mid 40’s and mid 60’s.    

  • Group 3: People living with muscle wasting or weakening conditions aged 20-35 

How to get involved  

Register your interest. And then, we’ll arrange an online assessment with Louise to talk about your needs and whether you will be suitable for the group.  

Please note, places are limited and you may be added to a waiting list until a place becomes available.   

Virtual therapeutic support groups - show your interest