Support groups in the UK
I wondered whether there are any thyroid support groups where we can meet in person and chat through our treatment etc. I live in the North.
I have also wondered the same thing. But i live in the north. Finding someone local to chat to and to have that support surely will make me feel stronger
I also live in the North and think this would be a good idea too.
I live in Scotland and that is the north. Is this where you mean?
Unfortunately I live in Leeds West Yorkshire! Not sure if there is anything in this area.
Possibly,but the North covers a big area.
Yes, I run a support group in Warwickshire and Barbara runs one in Morpeth, Northumberland. There are others too. If you are interested in starting one then do let us know.
Details are on the Thyroid UK website.
that's interesting, I am in Warwickshire, whereabouts if your group please
Jefner I regularly post for each meeting. The next one is on Saturday 12th March, venue is a village in Warwick. Sometimes they are held in Solihull.
Please message me your email address and I will send you details. and your name please.
I live in WIGAN Lancashire, us there a support group near me please?
There was a group in Chorley. I'll PM the member who organised it.
Did you have any luck re the support group in Chorley for me please?
I sent a PM but haven't had a reply. I hope the person who organised it is ok.
Ok thank you 😀
Childwall fiveways is end of m62 forty mins from Wigan
Hi did you find a support group in wigan?I am new to this forum but live in wigan
Hi all I live in liverpool and am happy for anyone interested to contact me and we could arrange a contact group , it would be good to talk about issues face to face.
Hi I am in Liverpool too...
I'm less than an hour away and know a couple of other people in the area who might be interested.
Childwall fiveways is end of m62 forty mins from Manchester
I'm not in Manchester. Childwall fiveways wouldn't be good for me.
I can meet in the centre of Liverpool-whereabouts are you? I am in South Liverpool x
Hi I live also south liverpool.How about meeting place being wetherspoons childwall fiveways ?
Hi I am happy to meet at the Fiveways -when would be good?/ x
Liverpool city centre would be good for me.
I can meet at Liverpool city centre- where are you coming from? x
I'd be coming in from the north but work in the city centre.
Moi a few miles from Blackpool (sadly, not far enough!)
I'm in Blackpool. Maybe we could try and sort something in our area.
I would be up for this as well I am in Manchester
There probably are but I don't know where sorry
I live in East London and don't know of any.
sounds like there could a lot of group leaders on here starting one themselves
i run one in Croydon , surrey
I live in Sunderland and joined a thyroid support group several years ago. At first we just met up regularly and met doctors, etc. However, these meetings fell off and now we meet up once a month as friends for a meal and a chat and we go for a nice Christmas meal too.
I would also like to join a group, I also live in the North, anybody else out there that would like to get together?
I live in Carlisle where about are you
I started to run a support group in Kent but found that after the first couple of meetings, interest tailed off.
I am happy to start again but I would also need to have some idea of interest please.
I meet up occasionally with a few people not too far from you. If we are meeting again I will let you know
I think I will start a new post about support groups
our Suze x
It's fantastic that so many of us would like to get together to form a support group - thank you all for replying.
I live in Chorley (Lancashire), but I can drive to wherever we decide to meet. Perhaps it is worth us trying to establish a fairly central point so we can get together?
I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid in 2014 and to be honest I have floundered ever since on the back of poor GP advice and my friends/colleagues not really understanding my dilemma.
I truly believe if we all get together and share what works we will achieve better health. You all collectively have much more knowledge than my GP and I think we could really help each other.
We will be a force to be reckoned with!
Did you get anywhere re joining a support group, as I previously mentioned I live in WIGAN, Childwall isn't good for me.
Hi Gwendoline, I live in Lancaster and would be happy to meet up if that''s not too far for you? Jacqueline
Hi Kate, I live in Lancaster and would be happy to meet up if you ever want to. Feel free to PM me. Jacqueline
Ok, there are a few of us in Wigan, Chorley, Manchester & Lancashire. Probably best if we pick someone relatively central for us all to meet? We could meet in a cafe, hotel, restaurant etc... essentially somewhere fairly quiet where we can all speak freely.
Any suggestions for a venue?
Yes I would be up for that, perhaps a hotel might be best as cafes can get full and noisy. Lancaster is too far for me though.
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