Cambridge Support Group
About this group
The Cambridge support group is a welcoming and supportive place to meet others who are affected by endometriosis. There will be a mixture of speakers and informal meetings providing the opportunity for group members to be listened to, understood, and find information. All women affected by endometriosis are welcome, whether you have recently been diagnosed or living with the condition for years.
General Session InformationMeetings are held on the second Monday of the month in the evening 7pm - 8.30pm. Due to the holidays, there are no meetings scheduled in August and December.
The group meets in Hall 2, St Andrew’s Centre, School Hill, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9JE. The Hall is located on the ground floor - go through the main entrance doors and then through the door on the right. The door to Hall 2 will be straight in front of you.
There is plenty of free on street parking (on the main road or in the surrounding residential streets), a bus stop (Citi 8 service) immediately outside and the Guided Bus is 15 minutes’ walk away.
We politely ask for a small contribution towards refreshments.
- -This is a general support group meeting with a focus on relaxation. We hope to share different relaxation techniques we use to help our symptoms. There will be an opportunity to try a short (7 minute) guided visualisation meditation suitable for all.Place: Hall 2, St Andrew’s Centre, School Hill, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9JETopic: General support
- -This session we will be joined by guest speaker BANT registered nutritionist Michaella Mazzoni for a talk and questions on endometriosis and nutrition.Place: Hall 2, St Andrew’s Centre, School Hill, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9JETopic: Guest speaker
- -This is a general support meetingPlace: Hall 2, St Andrew’s Centre, School Hill, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9JETopic: General support
I had my diagnosis of deep infiltrating and ovarian endometriosis and laparoscopy in November 2022. I had heard of endometriosis a few times in my life but didn't realise I could have it until my symptoms flared up considerably in 2021 when I had shingles. Since my operation, I have really wanted to get involved in helping others with endometriosis. Endometriosis UK has been such an important and supportive resource throughout my journey and when I found that a space to help lead the Cambridge group was coming up I had to apply. I joined leading the group in July 2023 and hope to help others feel supported.
I was diagnosed with endometriosis in January 2014 having suffered from symptoms for over 10 years. I was provided with very little information at the time but found support through the Endometriosis UK online community. Having discovered that there was no support group in my local area, I decided to establish a group as I believe that the chance to meet people in person increases the opportunity to be able to openly share experiences and build a sense of community amongst those affected by the condition.