Light support during Covid-19

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 

Look on our website for updates- www.lightpeersupport.org.uk

The Forum 

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

To apply to join the Forum please email us contactus@lightpeersupport for a registration form and link to the forum.

Peer Support Groups

Whilst most of our groups remain virtual we are pleased to announce the opening of one face to face group.

This is ran Fridays at 10am at Primrose Children Centre in Sheffield; spaces are limited and need to be booked beforehand.

We hope to open more in the new year so please get in touch for more details.

Our virtual groups currently are on Wednesday’s at 1pm, Thursday’s at 11am via Microsoft Teams.

In the new year we aim to increase this offer with an evening group being ran Mondays 6pm-7pm.

If you are not already registered with us please email contactus@lightpeersupport.org.uk once you are registered we will be able to send you invitations to our virtual groups.

Social Media

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