Support & Connect 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 & CONNECT 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.

Here is a guide and some FAQ’s about our online groups.

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.

February Online Support Groups Open

Recovery Groups

  • Friday 9th Feb – 10am
  • Wednesday 14th Feb – 12:30pm
  • Thursday 22nd Feb – 6.30pm
  • Thursday 29th Feb – 12.30pm

Bereavement Groups

  • Wednesday 7th Feb – 10am
  • Friday 16th Feb – 6:30pm
  • Wednesday 21st Feb – 12:30pm
  • Wednesday 28th Feb – 12:30pm
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FACE TO FACE SUPPORT & CONNECT 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.

Please complete this online form to register your interest in attending one of our face-to-face groups. It isn’t mandatory, but it helps to give the volunteers an idea of who to expect.

Lancashire Open

Preston

Thursday 15th February at 6.30pm
Cottam Community Centre, Haydocks Lane, Cottom, Preston, PR4 0NY

Clitheroe

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Trinity Methodist Church, Wesleyan Row, Parson Lane, Clitheroe, BB7 2YJ

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Devon Open

Plymouth
Wednesday 17th January at 6.45pm
Room 204, Rolle Building, University Of Plymouth, James Street, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA

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North Cheshire and Merseyside Group Open

Widnes
TBA

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Surrey Open

Croydon
Wednesday 24th January at 6.30pm
United Reform Church, 906 Brighton Road, Purley, CR8 2LN

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Buckinghamshire Open

Milton Keynes
TBA

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Derbyshire Open

Chaddesden
Thursday 25th January at 7.30pm
Nottingham Road Community Fire Station, Nottingham Road, Chaddesden, Derby, DE21 6FP

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The lead volunteers, and some of the attendees of the Lancashire group, have created the following video of what you might expect from a face-to-face group.

FACEBOOK SUPPORT & CONNECT GROUPS

We have two Facebook Peer Support Groups. One for those who have had sepsis, and one for those who have experienced someone close to them dying as a result of sepsis.

Here are the links to join the groups:

UK Sepsis Trust Recovery Support Group
UK Sepsis Trust Bereavement Support Group

In the groups 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.

The groups are moderated by the UK Sepsis Trust Support Team, Monday — Friday, between the hours of 9am and 5pm (please note that we are closed on bank holidays). Posts made out of these times will not be screened or approved until the next working day. The groups are intended for people aged 16 years of age or over.

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.