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 and are facilitated by our support nurses.  They 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.

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.

Below is a list of our monthly groups which includes groups for people recovering from sepsis, friends and family members of those recovering and for people who are bereaved as a result of sepsis.

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 you’d like to join.  One of the team will then be in touch with the link to join the group.

January Online Support Groups Open

Recovery Groups

For those who have previously had sepsis and may be encountering challenges in their recovery.

  • Wednesday 12th January – 10am
  • Thursday 20th January – 6.30pm
  • Wednesday 26th January – 12.30pm

Bereavement Groups

For those who have lost a loved one to sepsis.

  • Monday 10th January – 6.30pm
  • Wednesday 19th January – 10am
  • Friday 28th January – 12.30pm

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 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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February Online Support Groups Open

Recovery Groups

For those who have previously had sepsis and may be encountering challenges in their recovery.

  • Tuesday 1st February – 12.30pm
  • Wednesday 9th February – 10am
  • Thursday 17th February – 6.30pm
  • Wednesday 23rd February – 12.30pm

Bereavement Groups

For those who have lost a loved one to sepsis.

  • Wednesday 2nd February – 12.30pm
  • Monday 7th February – 6.30pm
  • Wednesday 16th February – 10am
  • Friday 25th February – 12.30pm

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 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

The current situation has enforced a temporary suspension of all our face-to-face support groups. We will look at resuming them when it is safe to do so.

For more information about either type of our support groups contact the Support Team here.

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.