Dorset Support Group

Upcoming Support Group Sessions

Date and Time Details Place Topic
Thursday 15th October 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm General support group. Online - please email dorsetgroup@endometriosis-uk.org to register General support, Online Meeting
Thursday 19th November 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm General support group. Online - please email dorsetgroup@endometriosis-uk.org to register General support, Online Meeting
Thursday 17th December 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm General support group. Online - please email dorsetgroup@endometriosis-uk.org to register General support, Online Meeting

Meet the Support Group Leader(s)

Gemma

My Story:

Hello, I’m Gemma, the Group Leader for the Dorset Endometriosis UK Support Group. I was diagnosed with endometriosis in May 2016. Since then I’ve had two laparoscopies to excise the affected areas, and my symptoms are now manageable. In March 2018 I attended an Endometriosis UK morning at Poole Hospital, which I found incredibly inspiring. Just being around other women who ‘got the endo thing’ was so powerful, and I decided I wanted to give back and become a Support Group Leader for Endometriosis UK. Endometriosis can be incredibly isolating, and my goal for the Dorset Support Group is that it offers others who suffer the opportunity to discuss their condition, and maybe pick up a few hints and tips to make things that little bit more manageable.

About the support group:

My aim for the Dorset Support Group is to offer a safe and supportive environment for you to share your experience of endometriosis and for you to understand that you're not alone. It is open to anyone at any stage of their endometriosis journey - you may have just been diagnosed or suffered from this illness for years; either way, you're more than welcome to join us for a (virtual) cuppa and a chat.

I'm aiming to offer a mixture of informal meetings and guest speaker slots. This will give us the opportunity to hear from some experts on topics that are of interest to the group. If you're keen for someone close to you to attend a support group session please contact me beforehand and I'll see if we can accommodate.

Another Dorset Support Group aim is to raise awareness of endometriosis locally and help raise some much-needed funds for Endometriosis UK. If this is something you'd like to get involved in, please do let me know.

General Session Information:

The meetings will be held on the third Thursday of each month. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, meetings will be held online for the foreseeable future.

If you'd like to attend an online support group session please email DorsetGroup@endometriosis-uk.org and access details will be shared with you.