Newcastle Support Group

Upcoming Support Group Sessions

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Meet the Support Group Leader(s)

Jennifer

My Story:

Hi my name is Jen and I'm 30 years old and from Newcastle, UK. I work as a pharmacy advisor for Boots. 
I have suffered with endometriosis since starting my periods at 15 but things only got really bad in my early 20's. I was diagnosed at the age of 26 via laparoscopy after a long fight with medical professionals who seemed to think my pain was in my head.
I spent a lot of time researching my pain and heavy periods and knew it wasn't normal and didn't rest until I got the help and support that I needed.
In total I have had 2 surgeries, various hormone treatments, every pain relief going and numerous rounds of fertility treatments. I am very blessed to have 2 young boys. My friends, family and colleagues are very supportive and understanding of the condition but this hasn't always been the case. 
As we all know this can be a very lonely and misunderstood condition to have and that's why I wanted to volunteer to setup a local support group so that we can all help and support each other as much as possible.

 

 

 

About the support group:

My hope in setting up the Newcastle support group is that it provides a safe and supportive environment for those with suspected or diagnosed Endometriosis to share their experiences with the condition.  The group is new in March 2021 and I'm open to suggestions of what topics people might want to discuss.  I look forward to meeting you all and getting to know you and hope that everyone finds it to be of benefit to them through their journey. 

General Session Information:

Sessions are currently run online due to Covid restrictions but we hope to have face to face support sessions in the future