The Benefits

Benefits of Membership

  • Notification of all Society meetings and events
  • Help in joining, starting or running Balint groups
  • Leadership training and accreditation
  • The Journal of the Balint Society
  • Discounts on the Balint Weekends
  • Membership of the International Balint Federation, to which the UK Society is affiliated
  • Opportunity to enter the annual Essay Competition, prize £500

Also the opportunity to:

  • Meet colleagues who share enthusiasm for the human side of medicine
  • Spend  refreshing weekends at handpicked venues in the UK
  • Travel to enjoyable meetings abroad

Benefits of Balint Group experience:

  • Sharing your experiences of working with patients in a group of like-minded colleagues
  • Reviving your empathy with patients you find it difficult to relate to
  • Understanding your own feelings and those of the patientand how these may affect the relationship
  • Refreshing your enthusiasm for working with patients

Help for GP Educators and case based discussion / Balint group leaders in Psychiatry / Psychology 

The Society is happy to advise all professionals who are running or are about to start small groups in their schemes.