Our online support events are free and open to anyone. Fifth Sense members have priority booking opportunities to register a place before they are released for general circulation. Membership of Fifth Sense is free. Click here to join and enjoy the benefits.
So far in 2021, we have hosted 25 online events and based on feedback from you, the programme will continue. We will be hosting interactive conversations and formal webinars and continue to offer our informal Virtual Cafe drop in sessions.
The conversations are limited in number to ensure everyone has the opportunity to feel able to engage, contribute and take part. They are private events and are not recorded or shared. The webinars are less interactive, more informative in style and this enables larger attendee numbers. These sessions are recorded and shared on our website, social media and YouTube channel after the event. The identity of participants is protected and delegates are informed of all recordings. All attendees must be aware of and agree to our attendance protocol.
#LetsTalkSmellAndTaste Events - Autumn 2021 Programme
Our Autumn programme is now open to book on Eventbrite. We are delighted to be welcoming back expert speakers and to be launching our Parosmia Support Network. All events are free to attend we look forward to seeing you.
We are delighted that thanks to our panel of regular volunteers, our #LetsTalkSmellAndTaste Virtual Cafe will remain open. This is a regular drop in session that requires no pre-booking and offers people the opportunity to call in, share experiences, ask any questions and talk with people who understand in a safe and supportive environment.
The Virtual Cafe will be open again on Thursday 25th November at 18:30.
Interested in getting involved?
Our events are facilitated by Tom Laughton who is offering training sessions to volunteers to get involved in facilitating conversations and hosting these on an ongoing basis. If you are interested in being a #LetsTalkSmellAndTaste host please contact us at email@example.com.
Regular Topics and Past Events Explained:
Smell Training Using Essential Oils
Essential oils are one of the first ports of call when people start smell training. This is because essential oils are stable and can be stored and reused. Frauke Galia founder of F.A.L.K Aromatherapy will be hosting the event and discussing what you can do to get the most out of smell training with essential oils. Each of these sessions will be the same and there is therefore no need to attend more than once.
Medical Conditions/Treatments: AllergiesProfessor Carl Philpott is a leader in the field of smell loss in the world and has a wealth of experience with patients. In this event Professor Philpott discussing smell loss due to allergies, the causations, and treatments available. The event of 14th October is available to view here:
Supporting Someone with a Smell/Taste DisorderDawn Millard and Tom Laughton will be leading a discussion on the importance of support for people with smell and taste disorders. If you or someone you care about have struggled with communicating about smell and taste disorders and about how to communicate with one another, then this is the event for you.
Medical Research LatestProfessor Carl Philpott is a research leader in smell and taste disorders. In this event, Professor Philpott talks about global research projects of the past, present potential projects of the future. The event of 23th September is available to view here:
SafetySense©These sessions will include Jessica Jarvis, from Cadent Gas. The conversations will cover a range of safety issues and encourage participants to share tips and hints at how to keep safe when living with a smell/taste disorder that can present risks to health and wellbeing. Each of these sessions will be the same and there is therefore no need to attend more than once.
Smell Training Using What You Have at HomeSarah McCartney discusses how smell training can be done by just using household items. This can be important for many people that don’t not want to use essential oils and would like to know some top tips for at-home smell training. Each of these sessions will be the same and there is therefore no need to attend more than once.
Medical Conditions/Treatment: COVID-19 and Post Viral Olfactory LossCath Rennie and Lizzie Bullock discuss PVOL (post-viral olfactory loss) and the treatments available. This event will be interactive and give an opportunity for the attendees to engage and discuss. The event of 10th September is available to view here:
The Impact of Smell and Taste LossThese sessions are general conversations in which everyone takes part to share their experiences and are supported to talk about the impact of smell and taste loss on their life and allows for a fully interactive and engaged discussion.
Medical Conditions/Treatment: Head InjuriesProfessor Carl Philpott talks through smell loss due to head injuries. This will range from causations, treatments, and also where you can turn to if you need support.
COVID – 19: Losing Your Sense of Smell (UEA London Lectures 2020)
If you would like some more information about a particular event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org,uk