Central London Support Group
Our London Group runs over three sites throughout London and are facilitated by our team of volunteers.
Meetings held at University College Hospital London are led by Tijen: I was diagnosed in 2016 when doctors discovered an endometrial cyst following fertility tests to find out why I wasn’t conceiving naturally. I had been to my GP five years before this with various symptoms that led me to suspect I’d had endometriosis since I was a teenager, but I was dismissed and told there was nothing that could be done about it. I know how frustrating it is not to feel heard. I want to help support others get the information they need.
Meetings held at Guys Hospital are led by Helen: I was diagnosed in 2011 aged 26, and understand how living with the disease physically and emotionally impacts on every aspect of your life. I joined the Group because I want to help to improve support for ladies and their loved ones: by bringing people together I hope that no one feels that they have to suffer alone. I try to be open about my Endo journey to help educate others, spread the word and positively promote the disease.
Meetings held at Royal Free Hospital are led by Natascha: I was diagnosed with endometriosis in January 2007, although I first presented to a doctor aged 14 in 1991. After three years of being pretty much bedridden with pain, I had a second surgery in 2013 which helped enormously. I have facilitated other groups for people with various long term chronic health conditions and have found this so rewarding, I wanted to extend this to those with endometriosis.
About the support group: The aim of the London group is to involve, engage and interact with other women who also have endometriosis. The London Support group aims to run regular meetings and cover a variety of topics to help with the management of endometriosis. Being in Central London gives the group access to brilliant speakers who are keen to send across a positive message in relation to managing the condition.
We look forward to welcoming you to the group.
The next group meetings will be:
12th October 2017
|Clinic 3, EGA Wing (Lower Ground Floor), University College London Hospital, 235 Euston Road, London NW1 2BU||6.30pm-8pm||
General Support Launch Meeting
17th October 2017
|Guy's Hospital, McNair Centre, Great Maze Pond London||6:30pm-8:00pm||Guest Speaker: Olianna Gourli, Nutritional Therapist & Naturopath|
|6th November 2017||Peter Samuel Hall, First Floor, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London, NW3 2QC||6.30pm - 8.00pm||General Support Meeting|
21st November 2017
|TBC||6.30pm - 8.00pm||Guest Speaker: Elizabeth Ball, Endometriosis Specialist Surgeon|
|23rd November 2017||Clinic 3, EGA Wing (Lower Ground Floor), University College London Hospital, 235 Euston Road, London NW1 2BU||6.30pm - 8.00pm||Guest Speaker: Mr Oliver O'Donovan, Minimal Access Surgery Fellow,|
|5th December 2017||TBC||TBC||Christmas Party|
|11th December 2017||Peter Samuel Hall, First Floor, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London, NW3 2QC||6.30pm - 8.00pm||General Support Meeting|
|4th January 2018||Clinic 3, EGA Wing (Lower Ground Floor), University College London Hospital, 235 Euston Road, London NW1 2BU||6.30pm - 8.00pm||General Support Meeting|
|8th January 2018||Peter Samuel Hall, First Floor, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London, NW3 2QC||6.30pm - 8.00pm||General Support Meeting|
|1st February 2018||6.30pm - 8.00pm||General Support Meeting|
|1st March||6.30pm - 8.00pm||General Support Meeting|
If you are interested in joining the London 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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