Support groups around the UK

Hep C Support Group Dorset

This is an informal support group open to anyone who would like information or support around transmission, testing and treatment. An opportunity for people, families or friends, Whose lives are affected by the Hepatitis C virus to share it.

It offers a safe non-judgmental and confidential environment to discuss; experiences/feelings about living with hepatitis C before and during treatment. Anyone affected is welcome to join them.

Sessions are held every 2nd Thursday of the month from 1- 2:30 pm.

Location
The Quakers House, 8 Holloway Road, Dorchester DT1 1LF
Telephone
07525796256 or 01308427195

West Wales Blood Borne Virus Service

Offering support to clients with hepatitis or HIV in Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion. The staff work closely with the NHS Blood Borne Virus clinical specialist nurses within Hywel Dda Health Board.

Contact liaison workers Julia Amsbury and Claire Chester.

Tel: 07792 997703 & 07816 065 674

Location
Suite A, Scarlet Court, Heol Aur Dafen, Dafen, Llanelli SA14 8QN

Positive Support, Motherwell, Lanarkshire

Positive Support offers information, support and advice to those affected by hepatitis C and/or HIV in Lanarkshire.

They provide one to one support with a dedicated project worker, who can assist you to access treatment services, signpost to external organisations and help with lifestyle change and management.

Call Positive Support for information about when the groups are run.

Office number 01698 337 195

Location
Positive Support, Dalziel Building, Motherwell, ML1 1PN

Waverley Care - Edinburgh, Scotland

Waverley Care offer a wide range of services to meet the needs of everyone living with HIV and Hepatitis C in Scotland.

Telephone: 0131 558 1425

Office hours: 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday

Public hours: 10am – 4pm Monday to Thursday and 10am – 1pm Friday

Location
3 Mansfield Place Edinburgh EH3 6NB

Positive Help - support in Edinburgh

Positive Help is a registered Scottish charity which offers volunteer led practical help to those affected by HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Telephone: 0131 225 4766

Location
Fist Floor, 139 George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 4JY

C4th NHS Forth Valley support group - Edinburgh, Scotland

C4th NHS Forth Valley

Telephone Jim Clark on 07789 532 623 for more information.

They have a drop in during the clinic at Sterling Royal Infirmary on a Thursday morning to coincide with the HCV clinic.

 

Hepatitis Scotland support

Hepatitis Scotland

0800 224 488

Location
9 Mitchell Street, Glasgow G1 3LN
Telephone
0800 244 488 (Scotland only) or 0141 225 0419

Hep C Positive support group - Swindon, Wiltshire

An informal group aiming to provide support and information for people whose lives are affected by the Hepatitis C virus

Mondays - 6:30pm-8:30pm

Contact: Tel: 07812 479332

Location
Broadgreen Community Centre, Salisbury Street, Swindon SN1 2AN

Bristol Hepatitis C Support Group

About: The group is an informal gathering run by people who have hepatitis C experiences to share. It offers a safe, confidential environment to discuss thoughts, feelings and experiences about living with hepatitis C before, during or after treatment.

Held every Monday evening from 6.00pm to 7.45pm.

The group will not take place on bank holidays.

Contact us on 0751 6208 859 or BDP on 0117 987 6000

Ask to speak to hepatitis C nurse Cath Wolf 0777 1941 776

You can also get in touch with Mark Macdonald via email

Location
Bristol Drugs Project (BDP), Brunswick Court, 11 Brunswick Square, Bristol BS2 8PE

RHV Liver Support Group, Northern Ireland

The RVH Liver Support Group is a Northern Ireland based charity operating throughout the whole of the province. It is run by a totally voluntary committee with the help of volunteer liver patients and their carers.

They offer support not only to patients but to their relatives and friends, including children with liver disease.

Group mobile number: 07737 718 493

Location
Northern Ireland

Hepatitis United Group (HUG)

King's College Hospital

Patient Support Group

On the 3rd Tuesday of every month, call 020 3299 5802 for more information.

 

Location
Greater London

Out in the Bay support group

LGB&T Out in the bay run the following events each week

Hepatitis C Support Group on Wednesdays 1-2pm

Coffee Afternoons on Fridays 2-4pm 

Location
6.4.2 Alston House, White Cross Business Park, Lancaster, LA1 4XQ
Telephone
01772 717 461

Openroad

Openroad run a hepatitis C support group on the 1st Friday of every month from 12-1.30 pm at 7-9a West Gate, Harlow, Essex CM20 1JS. The first meeting will be 5/2/16.

Contact Erin Bailey Tel: 01279 434 621

Location
7-9a West Gate, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1JS

Exeter Liver Support Group

The Exeter Liver Support Group is based at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital. They meet on the second Tuesday of each month in the Medical Outpatients Department. The meetings are very informal and we cover all types of liver disease. All are welcome: patients, former patients, family, friends and medical staff. They are fortunate to have consultants and specialist nurses involved in the group.

Email Jim or call him on 07840 737 439.

Location
Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Hepatology Department, Devon, Exeter

Cornwall support group

A liver support group is held on the fourth Monday of the month. To get involved and for more information contact Mary McKenna via email:

Mary is a Hepatology Nurse Specialist at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

Location
Truro, Cornwall