North Essex - Colchester Support Group

Sheree and Christianne are the support group leaders for the Endometriosis UK North Essex support group.

Sheree's Story: I was diagnosed with endometriosis, fibroids and PCOs, in December 2013. I did not know what it was or how this would impact on my life both physically and, emotionally. I felt silly that as a woman I had no idea 

what this chronic incurable illness was and how I was going to manage and move forwards. I spent lots of time in recovery from my operations, researching and I attended a day with Endometriosis UK in London in 2014. This was inspiring and reassuring, and I realised how much I wanted to spread the word.

I now feel ready to support other woman who may have felt like I did, so they do not have to suffer in silence or go through what I and many other woman have had to.

 

Christianne's Story: I experienced severe period pain from my teenage years and was finally diagnosed with endometriosis in 2001 when I was 27. A member of my family has recently been diagnosed with the condition and I was shocked to find that the diagnosis and treatment has not changed much. I would like to be able to share my experiences and help support other women are dealing with the symptoms of endometriosis.

Who are the meetings for? The support group is a place where we can find information, support and understanding with women in similar situations. There will be a mixture of speakers and informal groups. I also hope to promote fundraising and awareness in the community.

Christianne and myself very much look forward to welcoming you to the group and hope you find these helpful and informative.

If you are interested in joining the North Essex 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!

The next group meeting will be:

Date Place Time Topic

Saturday 4th November 2017

Myland Parish Hall, Mile End Road, Colchester, CO4 5DY 10am - 12pm With guest speaker, Nutritional Therapist - Maxine Shiels