Support groups

If you are from the UK and have been affected by sepsis in any way, you are welcome to join us at one of our support groups.

ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

Our online groups are relaxed informal meetings via Zoom facilitated by our support nurses. We have groups for those recovering from sepsis, and for those who are sadly bereaved. The groups work on a model of peer support which involves people drawing on shared personal experience to provide knowledge, social interaction, emotional assistance or practical help to each other, often in a way that is mutually beneficial.

Below is a list of our monthly groups. If you are from the UK and would like to join one of the groups below, please fill in this online form and indicate which group and date you’d like to join.  One of the team will then be in touch with the link to join the group.

If you don’t know what Zoom is or how to use it, don’t worry, there is lots of useful information on their website. Including how to join a meeting here.

November Online Support Groups Open

Recovery Groups
Providing peer support in our online recovery support group, alongside a UKST support nurse.

  • Thursday 17th Nov – 6:30pm
  • Friday 25th Nov – 12:30pm

Bereavement Groups
Providing peer support in our online bereavement support group, alongside a UKST support nurse.

  • Wednesday 16th Nov – 6:30pm
  • Wednesday 23rd Nov – 12:30pm

Please fill in this online form and indicate which group you’d like to join.  One of the team will then be in touch with the link to join the group.

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December Online Support Groups Open

Recovery Groups
Providing peer support in our online recovery support group, alongside a UKST support nurse.

  • Tuesday 6th Dec – 10am
  • Thursday 15th Dec – 6:30pm
  • Tuesday 20th Dec – 12:30pm

Bereavement Groups
Providing peer support in our online bereavement support group, alongside a UKST support nurse.

  • Thursday 8th Dec – 10am
  • Friday 16th Dec – 12:30pm
  • Monday 19th Dec – 6:30pm

Please fill in this online form and indicate which group you’d like to join.  One of the team will then be in touch with the link to join the group.

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FACE TO FACE SUPPORT GROUPS

Our regional face-to-face support groups are safe, confidential, relaxed meetings. Facilitated by our wonderful volunteers,  they offer a welcoming environment for you to meet others who are recovering from sepsis. They work on a model of peer support which involves people drawing on shared personal experience to provide knowledge, social interaction, emotional assistance, and practical help to each other, in a way that is often mutually beneficial.

Please find a list of our regional groups and details of their next meeting below.

West Midlands Open

Sutton Coldfield

Next date TBA
Wrens Court, 58 Victoria Rd, The Parade, Sutton Coldfield B72 1SY

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Lancashire Open

Clitheroe 

Monday 7th November at 6pm
Trinity Methodist Church, Wesleyan Row, Parson Lane, Clitheroe, BB7 2YJ

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Cornwall Open

Liskeard
Next date TBA
Eliot Hotel, Castle Street, Liskeard, Cornwall,  PL14 3AU

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North Cheshire and Merseyside Group Open

Widnes
Wednesday 9th November at 6.30pm
Box 9, DCBL Stadium, Lower House Lane, Widnes, WA8 7DZ

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Surrey Open

Croydon
Wednesday 23rd November at 6.30pm
South Eastern Cancer Help Centre, 2 Purley Road, Purley, CR8 2HA

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Somerset Open

Taunton
Next date TBA
Wellsprings Community Church, Quantock Road, Taunton, TA2 7NL

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Buckinghamshire Open

Milton Keynes
Tuesday 8th November at 7pm
Morrisons, District Centre, 4 Barnsdale Drive, Westcroft, Milton Keynes, MK4 4DD

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Wiltshire Open

Swindon
Wednesday 11th January at 7pm
1st Floor Customer Service Hub, Orbital Shopping Park, Swindon, SN25 4AN

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FACEBOOK GROUP

The official UK Sepsis Trust Support Group is a peer support group for people affected by sepsis.

You might be having problems with your recovery, trying to support someone after they leave hospital, or have sadly lost a loved one. In the group you can connect with others who have a shared personal experience, to provide knowledge, emotional assistance or practical help to each other, in a way that is mutually beneficial.

This group is moderated by the UK Sepsis Trust Support Team, Monday — Friday between the hours of 10am and 4pm (please note that we are closed on bank holidays).  All posts are moderated and approved by the Support Team between these times. Posts made out of these times will not be screened or approved by the UK Sepsis Trust until the next working day.

Some people find other closed groups a useful way to connect with others that have been affected by sepsis. Such groups may include Simply Sepsis and Sepsis WarriorsThe UKST do not moderate these pages so we are unable to accept any responsibility for their content.

WELLBEING WALKS

At present our peer support wellbeing walks are only operating in Wales.  For information about the walks and upcoming dates, check out their Facebook page here.