Hello to all our dear families,
During the current Covid-19 situation, we wanted to update you on how the Light staff team are responding and how we are here to support our families and those in need of our service.
Firstly we know that this is a very worrying time for everyone and we want to reassure you that we are absolutely still here to support you. No one can control any of this but we can continue to offer support for you in as many ways as we are able.
Although we can no longer run our face to face support groups at this time, all our other ways of communicating with families definitely remain active – so we are continuing to provide support over the phone, on email, via our online forum, virtual groups and over social media. We are also exploring new and alternative ways in which we can offer support to those who need us.
How do I get support?
If you want to speak to someone about support please get in touch through our usual channels:
Phone us – Tel: 0114 438 8962
Email us – Email: [email protected]
Look on our website for updates- www.lightpeersupport.org.uk
The Light Forum is a place for peer-to-peer support, chat and discussions. It is moderated by staff and volunteers from Light. It is open to all registered users so it’s secure and as safe to you all as possible. Hopefully some of you are already members or are aware of it. If you haven’t already done so please do join the forum, just email us and please could everyone get posting – we really would appreciate your support!
We are actively encouraging mums, dads and other family members to join up and to post how they’re feeling, questions, ideas and tips etc etc. We are live hosting in in the forum (and advertising this via email and on our facebook page) regularly and have live video grou chats to get involved in too.
To apply to join the Forum please email us [email protected] for a registration form and link to the forum.
We are currently running virtual support groups on Wednesday’s at 1pm, Thursday’s at 11am and a pregnant mums group Friday’s at 1pm.
If you are not already registered with us please email [email protected] once you are registered we will be able to send you invitations to our virtual groups.
We know lots of you are already really supportive of us on Facebook so please carry on sharing our posts, offering content and commenting too, our page is Light Peer Support if you haven’t already liked it.
This is an unprecedented time and we need to support each other, please keep in touch with us and let us know if there is anything we can do or if you have any other ideas.
Thank you from us all and keep safe,
The Light Team