Diary of Events

December 10th, 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:

Please see dates for your diary below. All live events, open for registration are highlighted in RED. 

One Day Events including Online


Annual Study Day for Balint Leaders – Friday Feb 5th 2021 9am – 3.15pm on Zoom

‘The Balint Group – past, present and future’  

This study day is an opportunity for accredited leaders and those working towards accreditation to get together to explore how Balint is evolving in a fast changing world. Dr Gearoid Fitzgerald will give an introductory talk returning to some of the original ideas and concepts found in the books written by Michael and Enid Balint.  We will then all work in Balint Groups, with time to reflect on our experiences of being in a Group on line.  We will explore what this means for us as leaders in our understanding of the Balint Group and the theory which underpins our work.

If you are leading a group and interested in accreditation you are welcome to join us on the day.  You may wish to look at the accreditation pathway on the website https://balint.co.uk/leadership-2/ and get in touch with the leadership accreditation team leadership@balint.co.uk.

For further information and to register please click here (the closing date for registrations is 22nd January 2021): Annual Study Day Registration

Balint Online Leadership Training Event for those on the Accreditation Pathway – Thursday 4th March from 9am – 12.30pm on Zoom 

This training event will be an opportunity for those working towards leadership accreditation to get together to explore how we adapt to Balint Leadership online, in a world of COVID and will count towards accreditation. The event is half a day, 9am till 12.30 online using Zoom.

For further information and to register please click here: Leadership Training Event Registration

Online “Whalley Abbey” Study Day – Saturday 20th March 2021

The usual Spring Whalley Abbey weekend can not take place in 2021 due to Covid-19, in its replacement we have arranged a Spring Study Day to be held online on the 20th March 2021 from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

The day will be spent in either Balint groups or Balint Leadership training groups and will provide 4 ½ hours of group experience, over 3 sessions.

For further information and to register please click here: Spring Study Day Registration

London Leadership Day: Friday – 11th June 2021

Swiss Cottage Hotel, London NW3 (or on-line if necessary). Space for 28 participants.

Booking will be open from approximately 1st April 2021. To register your interest and to be added to the waiting list please contact the administrator – administrator@balint.co.uk.

Balint Weekends/ 2 Day Events: 

Oxford Balint Weekend 2021 – 1st -3rd October 2021

Corpus Christi College, Oxford (or on-line if not possible).

Booking from approx. 1st May 2021. To register your interest and to be added to the waiting list please contact the administrator – administrator@balint.co.uk.

Group Leaders’ Peer Supervision Workshops

  • 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. Meetings usually take place at the Tavistock Clinic, 120 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5BA however at present due to Covid-19 they are to be held online using the Zoom platform. Next meeting dates as follows: Tuesday 3rd November, Thursday 4th February, Tuesday 4th May 2021. All meetings begin at 8pm and end at 10pm.
  • North East Peer Supervision GroupPlease contact Jane Dammers if you would like to attend or present your group. 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. The next meeting will take place 10am – 11.30am on Zoom, Thursday February 4th 2021.
  • 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.