Hello! I’m Rosa, and I started this group to meet new people.
Chill is aimed at young and youngish adults with chronic illnesses, roughly between the ages of 20 and 40. This is so we can meet people who are going through illness at a similar stage of life. It is also partly for selfish reasons: I set the group up because I wanted to make friends my own age outside of the internet, something I hadn’t been able to do since I became ill at age 11.
There is some flexibility (you can bring a plus one of any age over 18), but as there are very few groups aimed at younger people this group is intended to fulfill that need first and foremost.
Pictured above: some photos from our meet ups
Events are currently held on most Wednesdays at 2.30pm. We meet in comfortable venues to relax and chat. Feel free to bring something to do with you: people often bring colouring books, knitting, or other portable crafts. You can usually find us in the Beeston area. We also meet online through Skype and Minecraft.
Chill is not about healing or therapies, but about friendship and socialising.
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