Basingstoke Support Group
Emily and Franki are the Support Group Leaders for the Basingstoke Endometriosis UK group.
My story: I was diagnosed with endometriosis in July 2014 after suddenly suffering with severe pelvic pain. Looking back, I probably first experienced symptoms of endometriosis in my early 20s when I went to my GP with painful periods. I didn’t really know much about the illness when I received the diagnosis and so turned to Facebook to find support from other women. A few of us met up in a bar in January 2015 and from there the Basingstoke support group was formed. It was great to be able to share experiences with women who truly understood. - Emily
My story: I wanted to set up a local support group as when I was diagnosed, I knew nothing of the condition or where to go
for help. My diagnosis of Endometriosis came when I was 22, after more than 10 years of having symptoms and suffering. When I was told I would need a 5th operation in less than 3 years, I decided that more awareness needed to be raised about this condition; how to manage it and how else it can be treated – the more awareness raised, the closer we get to finding answers and making people aware there is more to this condition than meets the eye. I’m hoping that through the support network Emily and I have created, we can help lots of lovely ladies on their journey, from initial symptoms, through to long term management. - Franki
Who are the meetings for?
The support group offers a safe environment for women to share their experiences of endometriosis and find information. We actively fundraise for Endometriosis UK by organising events which everyone is able to participate in. We also raise awareness of endometriosis locally.
Taking the first step and finding support is often the hardest, but it’s important to know that you are not alone. We welcome all new members and look forward to meeting you.
If you are interested in joining the Basingstoke Support Group or finding out more information, fill out our local group enquiry form.
Please note: if you have not heard back from the support group since sending your enquiry and are interested in an upcoming meeting, do feel free to come along!
You can also email Emily and Franki at:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Basingstoke Support Group on Facebook.
The next group meetings will be:
|Future 2017 dates TBC||
Please note: the Group is currently taking a break.
We will be training new group leaders at the end of September, after which the group will be up and running again. There will therefore be a delay in anyone responding to your enquiry.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.