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Support Groups

Preston Support Group

About this group

Our meetings are an informal place to meet others in your position, to know you are not alone. Here, in a friendly, relaxed space you can share your experiences, gain information, increase your knowledge and find comfort in others. You can also feel great knowing that you are helping others. Some sessions will have guest speakers on a range of subjects and the general meetings are a time to socialise and share your experiences. 
I look forward to meeting you! 
Please join the Preston  Endometriosis UK support group by firstly registering using your email address. Then please drop an email to Kath at  PrestonGroup@endometriosis-uk.org and she will send further information about the group to you,

General Session Information

Our meeting format alternates each month - we hold in-person meetings at the Black Bull in Fulwood one month then an online meeting the following month. Please contact the group via email for more information or just come along - you will be made very welcome!

Our general sessions offer group members a safe, friendly and confidential place to find and offer emotional support while making new friends and learning about life with endometriosis.

Upcoming Support Group Sessions

  • -
    Support Group Meeting - Endo and Work
    Place: ONLINE
    Topic: General support, Online Meeting
  • -
    General Support Meeting - Endometriosis Action Month
    Place: Poachers - Lostock Ln, Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 6BA
    Topic: General support
  • -
    This is a general support meeting - Bring a partner/family
    Place: The Black Bull, Fulwood, Preston
    Topic: General support

Meet the Support Group Leader(s)

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Emily

I was officially diagnosed with Endometriosis in January 2020 following a 2nd laparoscopy with an Endometriosis Specialist. My inital laparscopy in 2012 had found 'nothing'. I had worsening symptoms since I was 13 and was frequently in and out of hospital with unexplained symptoms growing up. I thought I was weak for not being able to cope with it all. I was told heavy bleeding and severe period pain (even withdrawal bleeds on the pill) were normal and because others in my family were the same (ironically some were undiagnosed with endo at this point) I assumed it was normal. I was also told that bleeding for 11 months was normal and in 2019 everything snowballed and led me to becoming diagnosed, my symptoms and experiences validated and me being felt like I was listened too. I also have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), pelvic floor dysfunction and endometriosis associated chornic pelvic pain. I have since had a further laparscopy in November 2022 as my endometriosis had grown back.

Finding support and others who understood what I was feeling, thinking, worrying about helped lift a huge weight off my shoulders. It has made the experience a little less scary and less lonely. Hearing others experiences has helped me try things that I may not have considered before to try and alleviate my symptoms.

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Kia

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.