What are local support groups?
FHT local groups are a valuable hub for individuals with a passion for therapies to get together and learn from speakers on various topics within beauty, complementary and sport therapy.
The groups are run by dedicated Coordinators who organise fun and rewarding meetings that are open to FHT members, students and even the general public offering attendees the opportunity to meet a diverse range of like-minded professionals.
Benefits of attending a group include:
- Hearing from excellent speakers about the latest therapies, treatments and industry news
- Attending local therapy workshops and social events
- Enjoying treatment swaps
- Becoming part of a friendly, therapy community.
Why should I become a Coordinator?
Being a Coordinator is a very fun and greatly rewarding role and you will receive help and support every step of the way in your coordinator journey. As long as you are a full member with FHT and are insured to practise then the opportunity is there for you.
There are some fantastic benefits that you will receive if you are successful in becoming a Coordinator including:
- FREE membership after being in post for 6 months and no meeting entrance fees!
- All expenses are covered for your first two meetings and entry is charged so your group will soon become self-sufficient
- By organising and attending group meetings, you can gain valuable CPD points
- Marketing support from head office for each meeting
Coordinators are only required to organise a minimum of 4 meetings each year and are welcome to share this fantastic opportunity with a joint Coordinator. For more information on the Coordinator role, take a look at our helpful FAQ page by clicking here!
Here's what some of our current Coordinators have to say about running a group:
"Being a Coordinator for the Hertfordshire local support group means I am liaising with and meeting so many interesting people who are also passionate about holistic therapies. It is rewarding helping to source speakers for our meetings and I am looking forward to seeing many attendees at our events throughout the year."
- Rowenna Clifford, Joint Coordinator, Hertfordshire local support group
"I am a local support group Coordinator as I believe the local network provides invaluable support for therapists who often work in isolation. The group meetings and contact gives all therapists local to me the opportunity to network, share concerns and successes, and attend interesting talks."
- Carole Roberts, Joint Coordinator,
"Running an FHT local support group keeps me in touch with other local therapists as well as being able to help those looking for a bit of encouragement, especially, but not just solely, those just starting. It’s amazing the amount of varying information around that can all go into helping us grow as therapists"
- Liz Cox, Joint Coordinator,
How do I become a Coordinator?
FHT is always looking for more enthusiastic and dedicated members to become Coordinators of their own group, so if the Coordinator role sounds right for you then please fill out our quick application form found below! You're just one click away from making a difference in your local community.
If you would like more information about becoming a Coordinator then please email firstname.lastname@example.org