Diary of Events

January 12th, 2016

For a detailed description of our events click on the link to the right of this page.

International meetings: click the link on the right to read about these.

Dates For Your Diary:

Dates in red are open for booking; more details and booking links lower down the page.

14th February 2020: Balint Study Day in Birmingham.

27th-29th March 2020: Whalley Balint weekend (Lancashire)

30th April-1st May 2020: Leadership training days, Insole Court, Cardiff.

16th & 17th May 2020 – Dublin Balint Experience, Orlagh Country House – please note booking is direct with Dublin Balint (details below) & not through the Balint Society.

5th June 2020: London leadership training day, Swiss Cottage Hotel, NW3 3HP.

25th-26th June 2020: 2 day event in Newcastle. To include Balint groups, Leadership training groups and a Balint Psychodrama group.

2nd-4th October 2020: Oxford weekend at Corpus Christi.

13th – 15th November 2020: Belfast Balint Weekend.

4th December 2020: Balint Study Day in Bristol.

Balint Weekends/ 2 Day Events

27th – 29th March 2020: The Balint Spring Weekend

The Balint Spring Weekend is a residential weekend based at the peaceful & comfortable conference house of Whalley Abbey on the Banks of the River Calder in the grounds of the ruined abbey. Non-residential places are available.

Time will be spent in case discussion groups in which doctors, psychotherapists, counsellors, practice nurses, other allied health professionals, medical, nursing and other students can share and explore their feelings about their patients in the safety of small groups or in a Balint Group Leaders Intensive Workshop which will run concurrently, for those already with Balint Group experience who want to learn, practise & improve their group leadership skills. There will also be a peer supervision group for Balint Accredited Leaders who would like to discuss their group and/or practise leadership skills. 

Further information and registration

30th April & 1st May 2020: 2 day Balint event in Cardiff

This event, held in the exciting city of Cardiff is open to anyone with an interest in Balint or on their way to Balint leadership accreditation. It will offer the opportunity to participate in either:

  • A one day Balint group (Friday 1st May);
  • One day of leadership training (Thursday 30th April); or
  • Two days of leadership training (Thursday 30th & Friday 1st May).

Further information and registration

16th May & 17th May 2020: The Dublin Balint Experience

The Dublin Balint Experience is a one-and-a-half day forum of Balint groups, discussion and conversations, being held in Orlagh Country House. A Georgian mansion built in 1790, Orlagh is set on 45 acres in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains, with uninterrupted views of Dublin City Centre, Howth Head and the Irish Sea.

Dr Emma Nelson, Dr Hugh Nohilly and Réamonn Ó Donnchadha Ph.D., are co-ordinating the second iteration of this event on Saturday & Sunday 16th/17th May 2020. We are following the more established events of Sligo and Belfast, with the guidance of the UK Balint Society, in providing the opportunity to be part of an experienced Balint event. The registration fee is €170 (£140). There is limited accommodation onsite, but there are several hotels within a twenty-minute drive of the estate. We welcome expressions of interest to participate in the Dublin Balint Experience, and in particular from accredited leaders, who would like to lead Balint groups during the forum.

We would be delighted if you were to join us for what we hope will be a great experience. If interested please email us at: dublinbalint@gmail.com and we will send you further details including a registration form and payment method details (euro cheque by post, electronic bank transfer and PayPal).

NOTE: Balint Society UK will NOT be handling registration or payments for this event.

One Day Events

14th February 2020: Annual Study Day for Leaders in Birmingham.

Exploring Identities – the Professionals, their Patients, the Leaders and the Groups.

This will replace the usual London day held in February.

Further information and registration

5th June 2020 – London Leadership Training Day

This workshop, held at Swiss Cottage Hotel, will be of interest to those leading Balint groups and Balint style case discussion groups who wish to examine and develop their leadership skills.  The day will count towards leadership accreditation.

Further information and registration

Group Leaders’ Peer Supervision Workshop Dates

Birmingham Peer Supervision GroupIf you are leading a group, or are interested in becoming a leader, this is for you.  The intention is to provide supervision support in a group setting.  We meet every two months at Edgbaston Golf Club, Birmingham, B15. The meeting is usually on the third Thursday of the month, from 7-9pm.

Please contact Dr Shake Seigel for further information

Tavistock WorkshopPlease contact David Watt if you are interested in presenting your group 

Meets at the Tavistock Clinic, 120 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5BA. All meetings begin at 8pm and end at 10pm.

Next Meeting dates: Tuesday 4th February 2020, Thursday 14th May 2020

Newcastle upon Tyne Balint Leaders’ Peer Supervision GroupPlease contact Jane Dammers if you would like to attend or present your group.

Meetings are held from 4pm to 6pm at Benfield House, Walkergate Park, Benfield Road, Newcastle NE6 4QD   Tel: 0191 287 6130.

Next meeting: Wednesday 15th January 2020

The Balint leaders peer supervision group is open to anybody in the region who is running a Balint group.  We meet for 2 hours and have time to discuss one or two groups as well as discussing some more general issues.  There is no charge for this group.  If you know anybody who is involved in Balint and is not on the mailing list please feel free to invite them to come along.

North West Balint Leaders’ GroupPlease contact Ceri Dornan if you would like to attend this or future meetings.

Next meeting: to be decided.