Diary of Events

July 28th, 2020

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

International meetings: click the link on the right to read about these.

Dates For Your Diary:

As we begin to advertise a number of events for the Autumn/Winter 2020 period (some of which are taking place online) please note all events are subject to change, dependent upon Covid-19 and latest government guidelines.

One Day Events including Online

20th August 2020 – “Balint Leadership in an online World” – Interactive Online Seminar

This free seminar, run by Dr Sylvia Chudley & Dr Shake Siegel, is for leaders involved in or anticipating running online Balint groups (including those on the accreditation pathway). If you would like to share your experiences of running online Balint groups or would like to learn from other leaders then this is the ideal seminar for you. Topics to be discussed may include – which platform, essential planning & avoiding common pitfalls.

For further details and to register please click here: Balint Online Seminar 

5th November 2020 – Online Balint Leaders Workshop

**This online workshop replaces the June 2020 London workshop which was cancelled due to Covid-19**

This workshop will be of interest to those leading Balint groups and Balint style case discussion groups who wish to examine and develop their leadership skills. We will explore some of the successes, difficulties, and pitfalls in leading such groups in a variety of different settings. Due to current uncertainties, it will take place online on the Zoom platform. You need a secure wi-fi connection and preferably a PC to work on with camera and sound, or headphones and microphone

For further details and to register here: Leadership Workshop Registration. 

4th December 2020: Balint Study Day in Bristol

We are looking forward to a further Bristol study day on December 4th 2020 at Engineers’ House.

Things will look and feel a bit different both during the study day and at Engineers’ House this year with COVID precautions and guidance in place – and we are organising the day with current guidance in mind (July 2020).  Things could always change and we will keep participants updated regarding changes – and we have plans to deliver the training online if absolutely necessary.

We hope you will join us and look forward to welcoming you in December.

For further details and to register please click here: Bristol Study Day Registration

Balint Weekends/ 2 Day Events: 

23rd – 25th October 2020: Deferred Balint “Spring” Weekend at Whalley Abbey

The Balint Spring Weekend is a residential weekend based at the peaceful & comfortable conference house of Whalley Abbey on the Banks of the River Calder in the grounds of the ruined abbey

**Please note that due to Covid-19 registration for this event is not yet open. If you would like to register your interest and be notified if/when registration opens please contact the Balint Society Administrator – administrator@balint.co.uk.

13th November – 15th November 2020: Balint Weekend Belfast

The Balint Weekend Belfast is a non-residential weekend based at Malone Lodge Hotel, in Belfast.

This weekend will provide an opportunity for clinical, allied health and other professionals and those in training to explore their feelings about patients in the safety of small groups. A Leaders Workshop group will also be available for those wishing to learn, practice and develop their group leadership skills.  The fee for the weekend will be £140.00.

**Please note that due to Covid-19 registration for this event is not yet open. If you would like to register your interest and be notified if/when registration opens please contact the Balint Society Administrator – administrator@balint.co.uk.

Group Leaders’ Peer Supervision Workshops

** Please note that due to Covid-19 these supervision groups may have been moved online/or currently be on hold. Please contact the group organiser by email for further information. Alternatively, you can contact the Balint Administrator – administrator@balint.co.uk**

  • Birmingham Leaders’ Peer Supervision Group: 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 meet every two months at Edgbaston Golf Club, Birmingham, B15. The meeting is usually on the third Thursday of the month, from 7-9pm. Please contact Dr Shake Seigel for further information.
  • Tavistock/London Leaders’ Peer Supervision Group : Please 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.
  • 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 June 10th 2020. ** This meeting may be via Zoom. 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 Leaders’ Peer Supervision Group: Please contact Ceri Dornan if you would like to attend this or future meetings. Next meeting: to be decided.