Social activities

It is a good idea to have meetings based around social activities to keep things exciting and interesting for participants. This will also help to make the group more friendly. It is even better if the activities could be combined with an aspect of self-management, but they need not be! For example, you could hold a walking session, a group visit to the gym, or trying a sport together. You could also have a recipe session where you share healthy recipes, or perhaps a supermarket visit to think about shopping habits. In the summer months, you could have a barbecue, and in the winter months you could discuss how to stay healthy over Christmas. Or, you could do a group activity which completely unrelated to your condition. We see this as an important part of peer support it encourages bonds between group members.