Support events

Supporting you on your journey.

When you're going through fertility treatment, it can be a daunting process. We understand that there may be things you would like to talk about with other people also going through IVF.


Our support events

We have a range of monthly patient support events which are accessible for all patients, regardless of your stage in the IVF journey.

Our monthly events include Online Skype Webinars, 'Walk N Talk' Events and the CARE Buddy System. For more information & to book your place on any of the events below, please e-mail Kelly, our CARE Support Coordinator:

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CARE Support Co-ordinator


Kelly Da Silva, our CARE Support Coordinator facilitates our support sessions.

As a former patient, founder of a support organisation, a practitioner of Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Therapist, she is passionate and specialises in working with people at all stages of their fertility journey.

CARE Online Support Meetings (via Skype) 8-9pm

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Meet other people going through the IVF journey in the comfort of your own home and learn some useful techniques for dealing with the emotional aspects of your IVF journey. 
Each session will have a theme and input from either Kelly our support coordinator or guest speakers. There will be opportunities to talk about your experience, if you wish, and ask questions about dealing with the emotional and social aspects of IVF.

  • Wednesday 12th February 2020
  • Wednesday 11th March 2020
  • Wednesday 22nd April 2020
  • Wednesday 13th May 2020
  • Wednesday 17th June 2020

CARE Walk 'n' Talk Events – 11.00am - 1.30pm

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Get your walking boots on and join us once a month for a gentle 5K CARE Walk ‘n’ Talk IVF Support Event.

Our monthly walks alternate between the beautiful settings of Strelley Woodland (Nottingham), Chatsworth House (Derbyshire), Regents Park (London), Cannon Hill Park (Birmingham) & Scotney Castle (Tunbridge Wells). Each walk begins at 11am and afterwards we meet for coffee at The Mulberry Cafe in the grounds of Strelley Hall, Chatsworth House or The Boathouse Café, Regents Park - it's our treat!  If you don't want to walk you can still have coffee with us and meet at 12.30pm.

Walk 'n' Talk Therapy provides a unique method of support. Instead of a formal therapy approach, these sessions are relaxed and informal, taking place whilst walking in the English countryside or Royal Parks. This method is perfect if you want to incorporate exercise and fresh air whilst gaining support and connecting with others going through the fertility journey.

  • Sunday 23rd February - Chatsworth House, Derbyshire
  • Sunday 15th March - Scotney Castle, Tunbridge Wells
  • Sunday 26th April - Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
  • Sunday 31st May - Chatsworth House, Derbyshire
  • Sunday 28th June - Scotney Castle, Tunbridge Wells

CARE Buddy Support

What are the benefits of having a CARE Buddy?

CARE Buddy is an opportunity for you to both receive and offer support and advice to other CARE patients going through the fertility journey.

It offers you:

  • The opportunity to receive support and comfort that you are not alone in the journey you are undertaking.
  • A chance to offer your own invaluable support to others based on your own experiences.
  • A safe space in which to alleviate any potential anxieties and worries by sharing your story and hearing other patients’ fertility experiences.

For more information or to 'opt in' to our CARE Buddy (Peer to Peer) Fertility Support System click here.

To book onto any of these events, email Kelly, our 'Patient Support Coordinator'.