Dundee Support Group

Upcoming Support Group Sessions

Date and Time Details Place Topic
Wednesday 23rd October 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm Bring Your Own Support Network - opportunity to bring someone along to a meeting with you Seminar Room B, School of Medicine, Ninewells Hospital General support
Wednesday 20th November 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm Laura Hynd Counselling are coming to do a talk on counselling, mindfulness and reiki Seminar Room B, School of Medicine, Ninewells Hospital General support, Guest speaker
Wednesday 15th January 2020 6:30pm - 8:30am Bring Your Own Support Network Meeting - why not bring one of your own with you to speak to others who provide support? Serendipities, 12 Union Street, Dundee, DD1 4BH General support, Coffee evening

Meet the Support Group Leader(s)

Vicky

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 - 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. 

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 in a similar situation.  I started attending my local group (around 50 miles away from where I live) in October last year where I was made to feel very welcome and included.  I love that you don't have to justify yourself at the meetings, you can simply just be.  It was after attending this that I decided to explore setting up a group in the Dundee area and so here I am, doing just that. 

My hope is that it can be a useful means of support to people with suspected or diagnosed endometriosis along with their families/friends and raise awareness 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 diagnosed and/or suspected Endo to share their experiences with the condition.  As it is a new group, I'm open to suggestions of what topics we might want to discuss and offer support where I can.  I'm looking forward to getting started and hope 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. 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.