Diary of Events

January 12th, 2016

For a detailed description of our events click on the link to the right of this page

Balint Weekends

Currently open for booking:

16th-18th March 2018:Balint Spring Weekend,Whalley Abbey,Lancashire.

Further information and Registration

This event is endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners.


Forthcoming weekends:

All will offer leadership training groups and ordinary Balint groups. Information and booking details are posted 4-5 months before each event.

  • Thursday June 28th – Friday June 29th 2018: Newcastle upon Tyne
    Two day Balint event including Leadership development groups 

    This two day event will be like a Balint ‘weekend’ with Leadership Development  groups and Balint groups but goes from Thursday morning to late Friday afternoon.  We have organised this in response to those who have said they would prefer to come during the working week as it makes it easier to obtain study leave and funding.  Thursday evening we will have dinner at Beamish Hall and there will be some free time beforehand to try your hand at archery, go for a walk, inspect the local brewery or just chill out in the bar or gardens.  Booking will start in the new year.  Any queries contact Jane.dammers@ncl.ac.uk

  • 14th-16th September 2018: Oxford

    Booking will open on April 1st, with ‘early bird rate’ until 1st July

  • November 2018: Belfast

One day events:

Currently open for booking:

9th February 2018: Study Day and Annual Dinner
The Medical Society of London, W1G 9EB.  
‘Starting new Balint Groups and keeping them going. What helps and what are the pitfalls?’  

The study day will be of interest to Balint group leaders and supervisors and those who are interested in setting up new Balint groups. All are welcome at our Annual Dinner.

  • 10am – 17.30pm Study Day ‘Starting new Balint Groups and keeping them going. What helps and what are the pitfalls?’ 
  • 6pm Film from the Balint Archive
  • 6.30pm Annual Dinner Speaker Prof Helen Stokes-Lampard Chair RCGP Council.
Further information and Registration

Forthcoming Study Days:

Wednesday 16th May, The Birmingham University Campus,
Leadership Study Day and Workshop
Friday 15th June, 09.30 – 17.00: London Study Day
Swiss Cottage Hotel, London NW3 3HP.
Maximum participants 28.

Booking will open on March 1st.


22nd Michael Balint Memorial Lecture: “Rules”

Given by Dr Pat Tate, GP and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, on Friday 28th April 2017: a podcast of this lecture is now available
Podcasts of the 2013 and 2015 lectures are also available on the Our podcasts page 

Group leaders’ peer supervision workshop dates

NEW GROUP in the Midlands: SUPERVISION GROUP FOR LEADERS IN BALINT WORK:  If you are leading a group, or are interested in becoming a leader, this is for you.  The intention is to provide supervision support in a group setting.  We will meet quarterly at first. 
Interested in attending? Just curious? Maybe for the future? Please contact Dr Shake Seigel for further information

Tavistock WorkshopPlease contact David Watt if you are interested in presenting your group 

Meets at the Tavistock Clinic, 120 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5BA. All meetings begin at 8pm and end at 10pm.

Dates: Thursday 8th February 2018; Tuesday 8th May 2018

Newcastle upon Tyne Balint Leaders’ Peer Supervision GroupPlease contact Jane Dammers if you would like to attend or present your group.

Meetings are held from 4pm to 6pm at Benfield House, Walkergate Park, Benfield Road, Newcastle NE6 4QD   Tel: 0191 287 6130.

Next meeting: Wednesday 21st February  2018

The Balint leaders peer supervision group is open to anybody in the region who is running a Balint group.  We meet for 2 hours and have time to discuss one or two groups as well as discussing some more general issues.  There is no charge for this group.  If you know anybody who is involved in Balint and is not on the mailing list please feel free to invite them to come along.

North West Balint Leaders’ GroupPlease contact Ceri Dornan if you would like to attend this or future meetings.

Next meeting: to be decided.


International meetings: See IBF website for details of other international events, information about the International Balint Federation, member countries and more. www.balintinternational.com