I have read several posts on Healthunlocked about plucking up the courage to go to support groups and similar. Can I mention again the virtualataxia twice weekly chat sessions, these are a good 'taster' of talking to others with ataxia without having to leave your home. It does create a feeling of camaraderie (for me anyway, I hope other chatters too!) and it makes it much easier, for example, going to the AtaxiaUK conference when you already 'know' others all be it only in a faceless environment.
The address of the chat location is virtualataxia.org.uk and chats are held at 4.30pm on Sundays and 7pm on Tuesdays.
We look forward to seeing more there