Taunton Support Group
About this group
The support group provides a safe, supportive environment for sharing your experiences. It offers the opportunity to be listened to and understood, and to know that you are not alone. There are a mixture of informal meetings and special guest speakers, who can offer additional information on topics that are of interest to the group. We also offer taster evenings for various therapies, lifestyle choices, days/half days out. Its our aim that the group can promote fundraising for, and greater awareness of endometriosis.
Whether you have been recently diagnosed or lived with the condition for years, we welcome everyone to the group warmly.
If you are apprehensive about your first meeting Naomi is happy to contact you ahead of time to ease you into the group.
General Session InformationWe always choose a venue where you will have free parking but please just check whether or not you need to sign your car in at reception.
We always have an Endometriosis Specialist Nurse in attendance of these support meetings
We will always let ladies know if we are opening the group up to friends and family prior to the meet up.
Upcoming Support group sessionsThere are no upcoming sessions at this time. Please check back again.
I went through the medical system for thirteen years being told my symptoms were 'normal', I was 'just depressed', that I was exaggerating... Through my own research and support from my mum, we pushed for the investigation of endometriosis in 2020. With the endometriosis diagnosis, I was also diagnosed with adenomyosis, PCOS and IBS in 2022. With encouragement from my family, my husband and with resources from Endometriosis UK, I finally feel like I've turned a corner in this long journey and want to offer others in my position the support and guidance I've found within the community.
I have experienced symptoms of endometriosis since I was 13 years old, but I wasn’t diagnosed with the condition until I was 26, following an operation for an appendicitis. I initially hid away from it for a time, I'd never heard of it nor did I really understand it. It wasn’t until I started to speak out about endometriosis that I met others with the condition, which was an absolute relief. My family and friends are amazing support but it wasn’t until I found others with the condition that I felt truly understood.