August 2018 Summer Social - London Sky Garden & lunch
We had a super time exploring the London Sky Garden and a lovely lunch at Haz in Bishopsgate for our Summer Social this year. It was so good to have the chance to have the opportunity to relax and chat with our thyroid friends and supportive partners and to talk about the group future direction, reflections and lessons learned from previous events. So interesting to hear people's impressions of past meetings and explore ways we can improve and develop what we're doing and increase the profile of thyroid disorders in the media and with health professionals. It means the world to be able to connect with others who can relate to having a thyroid condition! Thanks to volunteer, Gurjit, for inspired organising, to both venues for allowing us to be there - and to everyone who came.
May 2018, Tracking our health with digital technology event
While the rest of the UK was engrossed in the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan, we were in a dark room in Covent Garden, listening agog to Mike Linskey of Pilipala share a fascinating presentation on how digital health could help change power dynamics in health care by giving patients control of their health data. We need to do a write up of this event. The Thyroid Trust doesn't endorse any health tracking apps but we are interested in their development and Mike's company have been working on their app for thyroid patients since his wife had a hard time with her condition and needed something to help her track her symptoms and medications. He was hugely knowledgeable and gave us a fascinating overview of the health app market and how it is developing as a whole as well as talking about his own product which has been developed with input from thyroid patients around the world.
January 2018, Thyroid Disorders and Mental Health event
Thanks to Hayley for taking these pictures, to the brilliant Jo Clayton, Storycycler, for sharing her story, to all the volunteers, everyone who came and all the wonderful organisations who supported us with this literature for this great event. We think the Team photo sitting on the stairs in the church afterwards could be our album cover - if any of us could sing or play an instrument!
November 2017, Winter Warmer Self Care event
With thanks to Hayley for taking these super pictures of our November meeting - and to everyone for agreeing to be in them. We all enjoyed Michelle's excellent Self Care talk and demonstration of chair exercises and the group discussion afterwards. Hugest thanks to all the volunteers who made this event possible!
Summer walk 2017
We had a lovely day at the seaside together 3rd June 2017. Theresa, Karen, Mary and Lorraine walked 6k, from Broadstairs to Ramsgate, together. Thanks to all the kind a friendly folk and doggies we met along the way who helped take these pictures and to Broadstairs based designer Ross Solly who kindly designed us a little banner waving Thyroid Friends character!
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