Do you attend an FHT local support group with a particularly enthusiastic and inspiring coordinator?
Our local support groups (LSGs) are an invaluable resource in what can be a demanding and often lonely industry, especially for self-employed therapists. Without the dedication and commitment shown by our LSG coordinators, this much-needed local support would simply vanish.
Perhaps your coordinator goes the extra mile to bring in industry experts to speak to your group?
Or they have organised exciting activities, such as a herbal walk or charity fundraiser?
Has your coordinator completely revitalised your local support group since taking up the mantle?
Maybe they arrange for a team of you to showcase your therapies at different community events?
If any of the above sound familiar, or if you have an equivalent local support group coordinator success story, we’d love to hear from you. We will be celebrating the wonderful work and achievements of our members at the 2018 FHT Excellence Awards.
Hear from previous winners
Last year Nicky Gee won the 2017 FHT Local Support Group Coordinator of the Year award for her dedication and effective leadership of the Blackpool Group. Nicky goes to great lengths to organise monthly meetings that cover a wide range of interests – from deaf awareness to presentations on up-and-coming therapies – attracting therapists from far and wide to attend.
In the words of regular group attendee, Audrey Dickson, MFHT, who nominated Nicola for her award: ‘Deciding to get involved and set up a group takes time and courage. It requires a character with a serious sense of community spirit. I personally have been grateful for her effort and interest in serving the local community of therapists. It’s only through dedicated individuals like Nicky that such groups are possible.’
You can self-nominate, or put forward an inspirational colleague or team, for one of the following categories (click for entry criteria):
- FHT Complementary Therapist of the Year
- FHT Sports Therapist of the Year
- FHT Beauty Therapist of the Year
- FHT Student of the Year
- FHT Tutor of the Year
- FHT Local Support Group Coordinator of the Year
Closing date 30 June, 2018