Our Next Meeting
Friday, September 9, 2022
6PM EDT | 3PM PDT
Please note that due to the sensitive nature of the topics discussed in our groups, as well as frequent updates to the code of conduct, registration is required for each event. It is recommended to sign up at least an hour before the event because approval is required in order to participate. Approval is based on the responses to the screening questions and agreement to group rules.
About the Group
In August of 2020, I decided created a Facebook group called Interpreter & Translator Peer Support Group to focus on the mental health and wellness of linguists. My hope was for it to be a space for fellow interpreters and translators to seek some much-needed emotional support from their peers, as well as share self-care tips. Instead of focusing on professional development like many of the professional interpreting communities I participate in, I wanted us to focus on how to cope with the unique mental health challenges people in our field face.
Interpreters and translators face a unique set of challenges that can affect our mental health. Oftentimes, support networks for language professionals are nonexistent or only focus on professional development.
As of April 2022, our group is over 600 strong and expanding. In fact, we began holding live support meetings over Zoom in November of 2020, and in April of 2022 we held our first meeting open to all interpreters and translators regardless of whether they were part of our Facebook group or not. The goal is to keep expanding and continue providing a virtual space for linguists to focus on their mental health and well-being.
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