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Cross-Disability Support Group

Cross-Disability Support Group

A peer support group for people with any and all physical (locomotor, visual) disabilities.

Start Date: Within next 3 months

4 Zoom sessions | 75 minutes each

Small group, 6-8 people

Group Type: Support Group

You'll be placed in a group within next 3 months

Led by a therapist

Early Bird Fee (at 50% off) - INR 2000 for India-based participants | INR 3200 for participants outside India

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Goals of the Group

This is a support group for adults with a physical disability which aims to not just create a safe space for people to share their struggles of living with a disability in India but we will also talk about how different people cope with different aspects of living with a disability. Whether you want a safe space to vent or to learn some tried and tested ways of coping. We have something for everyone.

Who is the group for?

The group is for people with all kinds of locomotor and visual disabilities to teach and learn from one another. This peer support group is meant to build both community and personal knowledge.

What will we talk about?

• Inaccessibility: is it more than space?
• Access to education; Going abroad for higher education
• Employment vs entrepreneurship
• Navigating relationships
• Finding a way around fashion
• Interdependence: What I can and can't do
• Independent living resources
• Navigating pleasure and sexuality
• Hobbies: what do I really enjoy?
• Effective self-advocacy
• Activism and I

  • I loved my group. Thankful to SoulUp for bringing Shivangi as a facilitator who did a brilliant job and ran the group with a lot of empathy.

    Rohit

    Cerebral Palsy Spastic Diplegia

  • It was comforting to hear that other people went through similar things. And hearing what was good, what was bad, and what they would change.

    Achin

    Wheelchair bound post accident

  • I am so grateful to have joined the group. I feel more connected to others, less alone in my experience, and supported. To someone in my situation who was considering SoulUp, I’d simply say: DO IT

    Rishi

    Visually disabled, has IIH

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FAQs

What are soulUp groups?

At SoulUp, you'll meet people who get what you're going through and might be living some of the same realities. People looking for extraordinary conversations, just like you.

✔️ Small group, 6-8 people

✔️ Every meeting led by a world-class facilitator

✔️ Weekly 75-minute online video sessions

What happens in a group session?

While the format can vary as per topic, here’s a flow that most sessions follow

Check In. Participants check-in with each others' feelings and answer the prompt given by the facilitator if any.

Conversation. Your facilitator will guide the group in a free-flowing conversation—with the goal of sharing openly, talking honestly, and deep emotional connection.

Check Out. Participants share what they're taking away from the session.

What am i going to get out of this?

Participants say that they feel heard, understood, more in control, and a feeling that you’ve got people rooting for you. By talking about your emotions and what's going on in your life, you'll realise that you're not alone and get ideas for how to improve your situation.

How long has soulup been around?

SoulUp was founded in Feb 2022 by Punita Mittal and Mahak Maheshwari - a team of IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay with more than 20 years of combined healthcare experience. SoulUp is redefining mental health through groups that are effective, but also fun, social, and challenging.

What is SoulUp's refund policy for Groups?

1. After you have registered for the group and you'd like to opt out:
- Full refund if you cancel 30 days before the group start date.
- 50% refund if you cancel 16-30 days before the group start date.
- No refund if you cancel 0-15 days before the group start date.

2. If SoulUp cancels a group, we will refund the entire signup fee.

3. If SoulUp reschedules a group by more than 2 weeks, we will inform you and give you an option to opt out and get a full refund.

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