Nottingham Support Group

Upcoming Support Group Sessions

Date and Time Details Place Topic
Thursday 28th November 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm General support meeting Dales Centre Library, 206 Sneinton Dale, Nottingham, NG2 4HJ General support, Coffee evening
Thursday 30th January 2020 6:00pm - 7:30pm General support meeting Dales Centre Library, 206 Sneinton Dale, Nottingham, NG2 4HJ General support, Coffee evening
Thursday 27th February 2020 6:00pm - 7:30pm General support meeting Dales Centre Library, 206 Sneinton Dale, Nottingham, NG2 4HJ General support, Coffee evening

Meet the Support Group Leader(s)

Rachel

My Story:

Hi, I'm Rachel, group leader for the Nottingham support group. I was diagnosed with endometriosis in November 2018 following a laparoscopy and my journey through diagnosis made me feel very strongly that peer support for sufferers of endometriosis is incredibly important so when I found out that there wasn't an active group in Nottingham I decided to apply to be a volunteer with Endometriosis UK and start one. 

A little about me. I live and work in Nottingham city and live alone with a very elderly cat. I have 2 grown up children and a 2 year old grandson (who is obviously the most wonderful child to ever walk the earth!) I have a lovely partner who has been, and continues to be, wonderfully supportive about my illness - we don't live together and I suspect that this is why we still like each other after several years together! I love live music and festivals so spend as much time as possible during the summer months dancing barefoot in fields. I also dabble a little in stand up comedy and perform a few times a year at small festivals and fundraiser gigs. 

I'm very excited to be starting a new support group and am looking forward to meeting people at the upcoming meetings. 

General Session Information:

The library is closed to the public on Thursdays so we will have sole use of the whole space. The library manager is lovely and very supportive of our group meeting there. She is going to sort out a selection of books which might be of interest and anyone with a library card can check books out on the night. If you don't have a library card and you want to join, bring some ID and she'll get you signed up.

There is some parking at the front of the centre and on street parking on the surrounding streets (just check you're not in a permit only space) and it's a 15 minute bus ride from the city centre on the 43 bus route (nearest stop is Edale Road). If you're using sat nav to find us, the postcode will take you to the wrong place! We're over the road from the Greenwood and Sneinton Family Medical Centre.