KPF Pop Up Event:
The day began with an introduction from Raiche, who developed the KPF Pop Up Event
We then heard a motivational talk from Katie Piper, (focussing on confidence, personal development, wellbeing and overcoming barriers) followed by a group discussion.
After lunch we had a short motivational talk from a martial arts expert who had a burn injury as a child.
In the afternoon, attendees chose to take part in two out of these three 40 minute workshops:
- Wellbeing (led by a psychotherapist)
- Vocational (led by a careers advisor)
- Goal setting (led by a coach)
“Motivational talks were extremely helpful for my mindset and new ideas on outlook in life.”
“I liked meeting other people with burns, it’s strange to be in a room full of people and you’re not the only one with burns”.
Commenting on what they found helpful, one attendee said: “The opportunity to listen to Katie and the guest speaker talk about their experiences, as well as meeting other burn survivors. The workshops enhanced my knowledge and attitude towards career management/potential and self-confidence/esteem.”
Another attendee shared: “I found the workshops particularly useful, the professionals were very informative but sensitive. In particular the careers advice has helped me to go on and find a job role in which I am happy, which is something I was really apprehensive about after leaving university. The workshops were filled with practical take-home advice that I can use moving forward.”
We look forward to supporting more adults with burns and trauma scars at our KPF Weekend Event in September 2017!