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Group for Teens: Living with CKD

Group for Teens: Living with CKD

A unique support group to discuss the emotional challenges and possible solutions around living with chronic kidney disease.


Starts on 11th June, 2024

Confidential | Small group, 6-8 people

6 online Zoom sessions | 75 minutes duration

Group Type: Support Group

Unlimited peer calls included

Led by a therapist

Program Fee - INR 3600 (incl. GST) for India-based participants | INR 6000 (incl. GST) for participants outside India

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Goals of the Group

• Understanding and exploring your feelings around your condition.
• Meeting like-minded individuals to share and bond with, while discussing both challenges and possible solutions.
• Help build resilience and develop a sense of empowerment in managing your condition and its emotional effects.

Who is the group for?

• Teens (13-18) who have been living with/ have been recently diagnosed with Chronic Kidney disease ( includes conditions like Diabetic nephropathy, Polycystic kidney disease, Hypertensive Nephropathy,Glomerulonephritis, etc.
• Those who have experienced mental health challenges like anxiety, depression and guilt related to their conditions and the lack of emotional support available to navigate these emotions.

What will we talk about?

1. Providing a safe space for participants to feel safe, understood, and accepted, enabling them to express their feelings and concerns without judgment.
2. Free expression of emotions ,whether it be frustration, fear, sadness or hope.
3. Building of coping mechanisms to manage emotions better.
4. Promoting self-care practices that support overall well-being, including healthy lifestyle choices, stress management techniques, and self-advocacy skills in healthcare settings.
5. Sharing of stories of hope, resilience, and successful adaptation to life with CKD, instilling optimism and motivation among group members.
6. Forging meaningful social connections and friendships among group members, which can provide ongoing support beyond the group setting.

  • I feel the gratitude! I was feeling a little isolated not knowing too many people who also have epilepsy and being able to communicate has really made me feel connected and supported.

    Varun

    Diagnosed with CKD

  • We’re all in different stages of this but it feels great to be able to meet and speak to others - we give each other hope and help each other look beyond our ailment and how it impacts our lives

    Gunjan

    Waiting to receive a transplant

  • Thank you everyone for creating such a supportive community here. I finally feel like I belong.

    Preksha

    Underwent a kidney transplant 2 years ago

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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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