Cambridge Support Group | Endometriosis UK

Cambridge Support Group

Upcoming Support Group Sessions

  • Monday, 11th July 2022, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
    General Support
    Place: Community Meeting Room, Tesco Extra 15-18 Viking Way, Bar Hill, CB23 8EL
    Topic: General support

Meet the Support Group Leader(s)

Laura

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.

Jaclyn

Diagnosed back in 2002, I took a ‘Doctor fix me’ approach for well over 16 years.  Realising that I need to take control of my own health in 2016, I found the Endometriosis UK Cambridge Support Group and now help Laura manage the group. I am excited about the things we have in store and realise the importance of sharing and confiding in a safe environment with others who understand this condition.

About the support 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. The details of meetings also open to partners and supporters can be found above.

General Session Information:

The group meets on the second Monday of the month in the Community Room, Tesco, Bar Hill 7 pm - 8.30 pm. There's plenty of free parking and tea and coffee available.

Covid considerations
Tesco has been very generous in allowing us to use the room again but please bear in mind that there are no windows in the room and the only ventilation they can provide is a fan.
In order to try and keep everyone as safe as possible, please follow the instructions below:
Before the meeting:
· Please accept the Facebook event invitation by 5 pm the day before the meeting if you are attending as numbers will be limited to 8 due to the size of the meeting room and lack of ventilation.
· Members are asked to take a lateral flow test before attending.
· Anyone who is considered a vulnerable or a high-risk person, or a carer of a vulnerable or high-risk person, needs to follow government guidance on shielding and support for England. Please also let the Support Group Leader know you are at high risk. · When traveling to meetings please follow the travel guidance for England. All leaders and members should travel to and from the meeting with a face mask/covering, if traveling by public transport and are not exempt.
· If leaders or members have Covid -19 symptoms they are not to attend meetings until they get tested and receive a negative result. If they test positive, then follow the NHS self-isolation guidance.
During the meeting:
· Please provide a contact number when signing in. We will only contact you on this number if someone in the meeting you have attended has tested positive for Covid-19.
· Members are asked to wear a face mask/covering during the meeting unless you are exempt.
· Members should inform leaders directly or Endometriosis UK on supportmanager@endometriosis-uk.org, if they have any concerns about their safety attending the meeting.
· Food or drink sharing is not allowed at meetings.
Post meeting:
· If members have Covid-19 symptoms, they need to get tested. They should let group leaders know they have symptoms and are going to get tested. Leaders will inform Endometriosis UK and the other members. Once the member has their test results they need to inform leaders, who will inform Endometriosis UK and members. If positive, members will be asked to self-isolate and get tested.

Get in touch with Cambridge Support Group

cambridgegroup@endometriosis-uk.org

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