Pasadena, CA, November 15, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- The Center for Chronic Illnesses (CCI) has just announced a new initiative to expand the help they bring to people living with ongoing health challenges. The web-based groups are led by licensed mental health professionals, who have specialized training in working with the chronic illness population. Support Groups Central (SGC) powers the service. Participants log in, register and attend meetings via SGC. During meetings they participate through purpose-built custom web conferencing services accessible via any internet connected device.
In just the first month CCI’s web-based groups have helped people from 14 states and two foreign countries. Initial feedback from participants is very strong – here are a few comments:
“The host was compassionate and helpful. Nice small targeted group of women. Listening to their experience is valuable. I didn't think I'd get as much out of it as I did. I didn't think I'd have a reason to come again, but this meeting showed its value. Thank you!”
“This was great, thank you. I liked the honest conversation and the prompts from the facilitator.”
“It is comforting to see and hear from people who understand the challenges of living with chronic pain and illness.”
CCI is offering three types of web-based groups:
Living with Chronic Illness - a general support group for those living with ongoing physical health challenges.
Living Mindfully with Chronic Illness - a group focused on learning mindfulness, meditation, and self-compassion.
Rare Chronic Illness - a support group for adults living with rare health challenges.
The Center for Chronic Illnesses is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Seattle, Washington, that provides support groups and health education programs for those living with ongoing health challenges. Please visit their website (www.thecenterforchronicillness.org) to learn more and to contribute to their work.
Support Groups Central is a pioneer in virtual peer services. They have been offering web conference-based peer support groups since late 2009 and one-on-one peer support since 2012. SGC provides services to nonprofits and healthcare organizations. Studies show that virtual services are as effective as in-person, but with much better convenience, accessibility, and comfort for participants. For further information, please contact SGC at email@example.com.