Belfast Support Group

Upcoming Support Group Sessions

Date and Time Details Place Topic
Thursday 28th February 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm Emotional Well-Being Evening/Workshop by C. Suarez, Queens School of Psychology City Hospital, Wing E, Outpatients General support, Guest speaker

Meet the Support Group Leader(s)

Caroline

Julie

My Story:

I am very fortunate to have 2 children, I was diagnosed at 23 and have tried and tested many of the different treatment options available to us.

I am committee member for Endo Support NI, where I have made great friendships and feel valued for what I can offer rather than what Endo stops me from doing!

Coreen

Shelley

My Story:

I have been a Support Group Leader for the Belfast Support Group since 2018. I am 33 years old, married and mother of one daughter. I have suffered from endometriosis and adenomyosis. I had a hysterectomy with unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy in March 2017.

 

 

 

Tracey

Hannah

About the support group:

Our group meets in Belfast and was the first Endometriosis Support Group in NI.  

The group meets on the last Thursday of every month (except July, August & December) at 8pm in Belfast City Hospital, Wing E, Outpatients. We stay in touch by Facebook & email during summer months & arrange a coffee evening to ensure that we are still available to offer support when needed.

Due to the firm relationships that the group founder Hannah Jaminson has built over the years, we regularly have visits & talks from our local Consultant Gynaecologists, Endo Nurse and Patient Client Council.  Whilst we always offer time and space for general chats, sharing & blowing off steam (if need be!), a listening ear and encouragment for women to be their best advocate, we also try to offer information which may benefit individuals.  Q&A sessions with Endo Specialising Gynaecologists give them an idea of what they should expect and ask for regarding the best available treatment options.  We have also had an anaethesiologist attend a meeting to offer informtion on how the Pain Clinic can help with pain management.

General Session Information:

Every group meeting starts at 8pm and we finish with a light supper & refreshments at 9.30pm.