Preston Support Group

Upcoming Support Group Sessions

Date and Time Details Place Topic
Wednesday 08th July 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm This is a general support meeting Cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions General support
Wednesday 12th August 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm This is a general support meeting Gynae Outpatients Meeting Room at the Sharoe Green Unit, RPI General support
Wednesday 09th September 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm Guest speaker tbc Gynae Outpatients Meeting Room at the Sharoe Green Unit, RPI Guest speaker
Wednesday 14th October 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm This is a general support meeting Gynae Outpatients Meeting Room at the Sharoe Green Unit, RPI General support
Wednesday 11th November 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm Guest speaker tbc details to follow soon Gynae Outpatients Meeting Room at the Sharoe Green Unit, RPI Guest speaker
Wednesday 09th December 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm A Christmas get together! Details tbc nearer the time tbc Social

Meet the Support Group Leader(s)

Kath

My Story:

I was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2010 following a painful 8 years of misdiagnosis and confusion. My experience was of extreme pain and hospital admissions via A&E for days at a time.  Unfortunately, doctors continued to draw a blank after diagnostic scans, ultrasounds, X-rays, cytoscopy  and gastroscopy for various conditions including appendicitis, gallstones, pancreatitis, IBS, urinary infections and even abdominal migraine! Treatment for me culminated in a full hysterectomy, which has had its own issues, but I am pleased with the choice and I am free from pain. The challenges of diagnosis and my experience of living with the disease, knowing the physical, emotional and social impact it has, have motivated me to become more involved in the endometriosis community by becoming Preston Support Group Leader. I hope to offer emotional support, hope and reassurance to other women with a diagnosis during their endometriosis journey.

About the support 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. The meetings will take place on the second Wednesday of each month.
I look forward to meeting you! 
Please join the Preston  Endo UK network by registering your email address for more information about the group via email. 
General Session Information:

Our meeting room is in the Gynae Outpatients department in the Sharoe Green Unit at Royal Preston Hospital. Please use Car Park G. The usual hospital car parking charges apply - £3 per visit - so it's definitely worth bringing some pound coins.
Tea, coffee and cold drinks are available from the vending machine and we will work towards a kitty for our own supplies as the group becomes more established.

How to find us by car
From M6 motorway, exit junction 32.
Turn left off slip road onto A6 Garstang Road heading towards Preston, at the second set of traffic lights turn left into Sharoe Green Lane. Pass the main entrance of the hospital (on your right) and continue past Booths Supermarket (on your left) and at the second mini roundabout turn right in the hospital grounds, continue on this road to the second car park (G). The Sharoe Green unit is on the right.

From Preston Town Centre
Follow the A6 signposted Garstang and Lancaster; turn right at traffic lights signposted to hospital into Sharoe Green Lane. Pass the main entrance of the hospital (on your right) and continue past Booths Supermarket (on your left) and at the second mini roundabout turn right in the hospital grounds, continue on this road to the second car park (G). The Sharoe Green unit is on the right.

Bus Services
Operates from the main bus station
No’s 7, 19, 22, 23 and 123 all go to the hospital

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. There will be a brief introduction and welcome at each session, and there will always be a very welcome tea break around 7.45pm.