Wakefield Support Group

Upcoming Support Group Sessions

Date and Time Details Place Topic
Thursday 09th January 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm Support Group Topic TBC TBC General support
Thursday 20th February 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm Support Meeting topic TBC TBC General support
Thursday 23rd April 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm Support Group topic TBC TBC General support
Thursday 11th June 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm Support Group Topic TBC TBC General support

Meet the Support Group Leader(s)

Melissa

My Story:

Hello!

I'm the support group co-leader for the Wakefield Area, I became interested in this role after several years of feeling lost, isolated and unsure about what endometriosis was and how it would affect my life. I'm really interested in opening up a safe space where we can have frank, honest conversations with others and share our experiences and personal knowledge. 

I have had three lapraoscopies, two diagnostic and one to excise the endo; I'm happy to say that over the past few years I've had a huge reduction in symptoms and can only hope this continues. I understand the frustration and difficulties that go hand in hand with this condition and recogise that it effects each of us differently. I hope that by opening this group we can build a support system that acknowledges these differences and use them to to find strong and positive way to help us each cope with the challenges we face

 

Ruth

My Story:

Hello! 

I’m the co- leader for the Wakefield Support Group. I was diagnosed with Endometriosis in 2013 after a number of years suffering with this disease and it’s debilitating symptoms. At present I am managing the symptoms with synthetic hormones with further surgery likely required to improve my situation. 

I wanted to be part of offering a local support group to ladies and their families / friends suffering with the condition as I feel it is so important to talk about the struggles facing us in a safe and non judgemental environment. 

I hope, along with Melissa, our other group leader to provide this on a regular basis whilst raising awareness of this complex disease. 

 

 

 

About the support group:

Local support groups can offer much needed information and support for anyone affected by endometriosis, giving those whose lives are affected by endometriosis the chance to meet and talk with others who share and understand their situation.

We are aiming to meet every 6-8 weeks and will alternate between set topic evening, speakers and just being a space to talk, drink tea and eat cake.

It will also be a great opportunity to meet others who share an understanding of your situation.

We hope to see you there! 

General Session Information:

Welcome!

We have been running the Wakefield Support group for well over a year now and we have a super friendly group of regulars and new comers all the time.

We invite you, your family and friends to our support group meetings.
It’s a great opportunity to meet others who share an understanding of your situation.

We hold regular meetings approx every 6 -7 weeks. We are currently at Room 6, Trust HQ Pinderfields Hospital, Aberford Road.
We will keep the page and our Facebook page updated regularly.

If you are able to attend or are interested in future events please drop us an email at
WakefieldGroup@endometriosis-uk.org

We hope to see you there!
Ruth & Melissa