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Cumbria Support Group

About this group

Endometriosis UK Cumbria - Inform, Share & Support

Reaching and making a difference to those assigned female at birth who are struggling with the effect endometriosis has on their lives.

We aim to:

  • Provide information – We help you understand the condition through discussion, expert speakers and publication hand outs.
  • Give support – We create a safe, supportive and confidential environment to meet and talk with others who are experiencing/have experienced issues with endometriosis
  • Facilitate gender partnerships –  We encourage people of all genders to work together in this space to end menstrual taboo.
  • Partner with businesses - We encourage local companies to sign up to the Endometriosis Friendly Employer Scheme.
  • Make new friends and have fun together!

 

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General Session Information

We usually meet once a month either in Keswick (Museum) or Kendal (Fellside Centre, behind Booths).

There is also the option of joining the meetings online via Zoom.

Details of every meeting can be found on the Cumbria Support Group Facebook page: www.facebook.com/endoukcumbria

You can also sign up to the Cumbria Support Group Mailing List to receive the details of our meetings: www.endometriosis-uk.org/new-support-group-member


Meetings in KESWICK take place on Saturdays from 1pm to 3pm:

LOCATION
Keswick Museum, Station Road, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4NF

ROOM
https://keswickmuseum.org.uk/about/venue-hire/crosthwaite-meeting-room

PARKING
https://keswickmuseum.org.uk/visit/getting-here

RSVP required: cumbriagroup@endometriosis-uk.org


Meetings in KENDAL take place on weekday evenings from 6pm to 8pm:

LOCATION
The Fellside Centre, Low Fellside, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4NH

PARKING
www.southlakeland.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-travel/where-to-park/car-parks-and-parking-charges/kendal-car-parks-and-parking-charges/kendal-car-parks

Upcoming Support Group Sessions

  • -
    Guest Speaker - Somatic Sex Therapist Lorna Mangan will join us giving a talk on Sex and Embodiment
    Place: Fellside Centre, Kendal
    Topic: Guest speaker
  • -
    Drop In
    Place: Crosthwaite Meeting Room, Keswick Museum, Station Road, Keswick, CA12 4NF
    Topic: General support, Online Meeting
  • -
    Drop In
    Place: Crosthwaite Meeting Room, Keswick Museum, Station Road, Keswick, CA12 4NF
    Topic: General support, Online Meeting
  • -
    Drop In
    Place: Crosthwaite Meeting Room, Keswick Museum, Station Road, Keswick, CA12 4NF
    Topic: General support, Online Meeting
  • -
    Drop In
    Place: Crosthwaite Meeting Room, Keswick Museum, Station Road, Keswick, CA12 4NF
    Topic: General support, Online Meeting

Meet the Support Group Leader(s)

Picture of support group leader Abby

Abby

Picture of support group leader Elaine

Elaine

Hi!

 

I'm Elaine, I’m based in Windermere and I had Stage 4 (severe) deep infiltrating endometriosis as well as Type 1 adenomyosis before my surgery in May 2022. Surgery went well and I have been living pain and sickness free ever since.

 

I started the Endometriosis UK Cumbria Support Group in December 2019 with the intention of bringing together people from all corners of this vast county who have the disease so they feel less isolated, more understood and more supported. It’s lovely to see people building friendships and socialising together outside of our meetings.

 

We usually meet once a month either at the Keswick Museum or the Fellside Centre in Kendal (behind Booths), alternating the locations. All meetings can now be accessed virtually via Zoom too.

 

I hope this sounds like a community you'd like to be a part of.

If it does, I look forward to meeting you soon!

 

Elaine

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Gemma

Hi I'm Gemma :)

Im based in Kendal.  I currently have had 5 operations over my adult life to remove endometriosis and recently have been diagnosed with deep infiltrating endometriosis on my uterus.  I also have suspected thoracic endometriosis.

I joined the group in the summer last year and instantly felt at home amongst people that were experiencing the same things that I have been.  I wanted to give back because of that and now im a co leader!

Im looking forward to meeting more people who would like to be part of the group.

Looking for medical advice?

Please be aware that our support service are unable to provide medical advice and can only talk about endometriosis based on their own experience. If you need medical advice, please contact your GP or endometriosis specialist.