Dundee Support Group

Upcoming Support Group Sessions

Date and Time Details Place Topic
Wednesday 22nd September 2021 6:30pm - 8:00pm Grab a cuppa, wear your jammies, bring your hot water bottles for an opportunity to chat to others experiencing similar. Online - Email DundeeGroup@endometriosis-uk.org for details of how to join. General support, Online Meeting

Meet the Support Group Leader(s)


My Story:

Hi, I'm Vicky and I was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2017.  In the grand scheme of things, I am aware that I had a fairly short diagnosis time (7 months). Although looking back, there were always signs since I started my periods aged 11 - heavy periods, severe cramps requiring time off school and work, fatigue, suspected appendicitis - but I had never heard of the condition until a few months before my confirmed diagnosis aged 29. 

After being told of my suspected diagnosis, I used the Endometriosis UK website to learn about the condition along with the Health Unlocked forum to speak to others going through similar.  I started attending the Endometriosis UK Fife Support Group (around 50 miles away from where I live) in October 2018 where I was made to feel very welcome and included.  I love that you don't have to justify yourself at meetings, you can simply just be.  It was after attending this (and with encouragement from Claire, Fife's Group Leader) that I decided to explore setting up a group in the Dundee area and so here I am.  

My hope is that it can be a useful means of support to people with suspected or diagnosed endometriosis along with their support networks and raise awareness of Endometriosis in my local area. 

About the support group:

My hope in setting up the Dundee support group is that it provides a safe and supportive environment for those with suspected or diagnosed Endo to share their experiences with the condition.  The group has been up and running since March 2019 and I'm open to suggestions of what topics people might want to discuss.  I enjoy seeing new and familiar faces at meetings and hope that others find it to be of benefit to them through their journey. 

General Session Information:

Meetings will be held in one of the seminar rooms within the School of Medicine at Ninewells Hospital (unless otherwise stated). These rooms can be accessed by entering the main Ninewells Hospital concourse and taking the turn off to the left before reception. Go through two sets of doors and the seminar rooms are on your right hand side. Details of what is on in each room is available on the door and is changed daily. These rooms are wheelchair accessible.

There is a coffee shop within the main concourse of Ninewells Hospital, which offers takeaway.

Parking within the hospital grounds is £2.40 for four hours (Sat nav: DD2 1UB). There is free parking available on Ninewells Avenue (the hill leading up to the turn off for the hospital) and Mariner Drive (Sat nav: DD2 1TY). Both of these locations would involve an uphill walk up to the hospital.