Patient Led Support Groups
Practice Health Champions
We are lucky to have a dedicated group of patients who have formed the 'Practice Health Champions '. With the support of the practice, they are giving up their time to volunteer and help other patients with initiatives such as waiting room support, and self help groups.
Leylands Bereavement Support Group
The Leylands Practice Health Champions have set up a Bereavement Support Group, meeting every two weeks on Friday afternoon at the Leylands surgery. The aim is to provide support to patients who have been experiencing difficulties following a bereavement. The health champions will provide that sympathetic ear & help patients take appropriate actions to address any administrative issues related to the bereavement, but more especially to ‘re-balance’ their lives & social networks.
The health champions will assist & support the patient in making contact with the relevant organisations professionally trained to deal with any issues highlighted.
This is a service that has been setup by patients for patients. Please enquire at reception if you wish to attend, or indeed if you wish to volunteer your time to help.
Other Bereavement Support Groups
The organisations below provide bereavement counselling locally. Both accept self referrals, so if you're struggling give them a call to find out more.
Bradford Bereavement Support Tel: 01274 619522
For further advice about bereavement click here.
Living with Stroke Support Group
Leylands Medical Centre, in partnership with the Practice Health Champions are pleased to announce the launch of a peer support group for stroke survivors.
Carers of those stroke survivors are also welcome to attend.The sessions are being facilitated by Michael Speed, a stroke survivor himself, practice health champion and volunteer with the stroke association. Mick also helps run a local stroke survivor group in Bradford.
The group will discuss life after stroke, the difficulties, swap tips on coping and overcoming difficulties. Other relevant agencies who may be of help will be discussed.
The sessions will be held on Tuesdays at Leylands Medical Centre from 1000 – 1130, every two weeks.
Please ask at reception for further information about any of the support groups, and to book your place please contact us after 11am on 01274 770771 or 01274 770772