Cambridge Support Group

Laura and Helen are the support group leaders for the Endometriosis UK Cambridge support group.

 

Helen's Story: I was diagnosed in 2005 after an admission to hospital and then exploratory surgery. I had symptoms for 6 years prior to that but had been treated for IBS and put on the pill for ‘heavy periods’. Since then I have had another 3 operations, various procedures and tried a range of prescribed medication, complementary therapies and lifestyle changes to control my symptoms. I came to a stage where I was in need of some face to face support and nothing was available in the region-so I applied to get a support group started.

Laura's story: I was diagnosed with endometriosis in January 2014 having suffered from symptoms for over 10 years. I was provided with very little information at the time but found support through the Endometriosis UK online community. Having discovered that there was no support group in my local area, I decided to establish a group with Helen as I believe that the chance to meet people in person increases the opportunity to be able to openly share experiences and build a sense of community amongst those affected by the condition

Who are the meetings for? The Cambridge support group is a welcoming and supportive place to meet others who are affected by endometriosis. There will be a mixture of speakers and informal meetings providing the opportunity for group members to be listened to, understood and find information. All are welcome, whether you have recently been diagnosed or living with the condition for years.

Endometriosis can be a very isolating condition. It’s important to know that you are not alone and that there is support, without judgement, available. We look forward to meeting you.

If you are interested in joining the Cambridge 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!

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The next group meeting will be:

Date Place Time Topic
13th November 2017 Tesco Community Room, Viking Way, Bar Hill, Cambridge, CB23 8EL 7pm-8.30pm General support meeting