WPCNHF currently offers three support groups to members of our Chapter:
These groups were created to give our members opportunities to learn and socialize with others who share similar experiences. In addition to educational programs that are open to our entire membership, we aim to hold several programs each year that are specifically targeted to members of each of these groups.
Events for our support groups are typically held in a private meeting room in a restaurant or hotel. They often include an educational program followed by a social event, to give members a chance to network with others and have some time to relax.
If you’ve never attended one of these programs, consider giving it a try! We aim to create a friendly, non-judgmental environment where you can share your experiences as well as draw on the experiences of others. Even if you are shy, don’t let that keep you away—come and hear the educational presentations and the stories and advice of others who have similar challenges and concerns. You will never be pressured to share with others.
We offer targeted programs on a variety of topics, which include:
- Identifying symptoms of bleeding disorders and different types of bleeds
- Understanding the different types of bleeding disorders, treatment options, and the benefits of treating bleeds early
- Managing the challenges of living with a bleeding disorder
- Reducing and managing stress associated with having a bleeding disorder or being a caregiver
- And many more!
To learn more about a specific group, click on one the three groups listed above.