Cumbria Support Group

Upcoming Support Group Sessions

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Meet the Support Group Leader(s)

Elaine

My Story:

In 2009 at the age of 33, I had a laparoscopy in Paris and was diagnosed with Stage 4 deep infiltrating endometriosis. I was also diagnosed with adenomyosis in March 2020.

When I moved from Paris to Cumbria in 2019 and realised that there was no support group in the region, I contacted Endometriosis UK about the possibility of setting up a support group.

In October 2019, the Endometriosis UK Cumbria Support Group was officially set up and we held our first meeting in December 2019 in Windermere.

Since then, we've been fortunate enough to have specialists come and give talks and workshops on pain, nutrition and restorative yoga. Before the end of 2020, we also have talks lined up with a mental health charity and a pelvic health physiotherapist.

We are a small, friendly and supportive group and you're welcome to attend our meetings if you would like to:

  • share your story in a safe and confidential environment;
  • receive support with any issues you are experiencing;
  • get information to help you deal with any challenges you may face living with the condition;
  • increase your awareness of the disease;
  • provide practical support for someone who has the disease (men are welcome).

RSVP by email and on Facebook.

I look forward to meeting you soon!

About the support group:

Endometriosis UK Cumbria - Inform, Share & Support

Reaching and making a difference to women struggling with the effect endometriosis has on their lives. We aim to:

  • Provide information – We help women who suffer from endometriosis (and also men whose lives that affects) understand the condition through discussion, expert speakers and  publication hand outs.
  • Give support – We create a safe, supportive and confidential environment for women with endometriosis to meet and talk with others who share and understand their situation.
  • Facilitate gender partnerships –  We encourage men and women 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.
  • Have fun together!

Interview on BBC Radio Cumbria with Emma Cox, CEO of Endometriosis UK and Elaine Rémy, Volunteer Support Group Leader of Endometriosis UK Cumbria (1:17.00 - 1:23:05)

General Session Information:

Our meetings will be held once a month on a Wednesday or Thursday evening.
REGULAR VENUE/MEETING POINT
Lamplighter Dining Rooms (Bar), High Street, Windermere, LA23 1AF, Cumbria
The Bar is a privatised space with a separate entrance, facilities, dining room and bar.
Wheelchair access is available a few metres from the entrance to the bar.
https://goo.gl/maps/Q7kpN8dnNR32yqU78
The venue is easily accessible by car and public transport