community for people with voice problems started by The Lary Project
Hi Terry and Akiko, just wanted to say thanks for organising the group meeting on Saturday. Although we were thin on the ground it was still just as good as all the others, being able to talk to other people who know how frustrating it is to have a voice problem is invaluable and always makes me leave feeling a bit less like I'm alone or a freak!
For those who couldn't make it, we had a great voice therapy session with Sarah Harris, revising the relaxation exercises, a bit of larangyal massage (spelt right?!) and for some reason making cat noises..... then an excellent campaign workshop where we identified three main areas, Career, Social and the medical profession that could do with some changes.
We focussed down the priority for the imediate future to do a campaign to try and get restaurants/pubs/bars to provide quiet areas/times so that people with voice problems could enjoy a night/lunch out with their friends. We thought of doing a mystery shopping exercise and feedback the results to the owners (which could have a big impact if we include some chains like Pizza express), plus joining up wiht other condition groups e.g. tinnitus support group.
anyone else got any ideas?
Sounds like you had a good, interesting meeting and it is great to hear what went on. Good stuff.