Meeting Information

Next Meeting

Every second Wednesday of the month. The next meeting will be on 12 July 2017 7pm to 9pm. New members please arrive at 6.30pm.

These meetings will be an opportunity for people to come together and share their experiences and support each other. It will also be an opportunity for people to feed back into local services through research. Visiting speakers will be invited to attend these or additional sessions according to identified need.

New members are requested to contact Michelle michelle.griffiths@live.uwe.ac.uk first to book onto a session. Michelle will be available from 6.30pm to meet and greet new members and answer individual questions, prior to the group meeting. 

Location

The Old Library, Muller Road Eastville BS5 6XP

 

Programme

Professor Colin Dayan will join us for a question and answer session on thyroid medications.

Updates about session content will be posted here nearer the time. Michelle will be happy to compile a list of questions for Professor Dayan. Please feel free to email your questions to michelle.griffiths@live.uwe.ac.uk

New members please arrive at 6.30 pm. Session with Professor Dayan from 7pm-8pm. Group free time and refreshments 8-9pm

 

Contact

michelle.griffiths@live.uwe.ac.uk or phone 07759 150727

Future Meetings

12 July 2017 

9 August 2017 - programme tba

 

Past Meetings

April and May 2017

The first two meetings took place in a lovely setting called the Old Library on Muller Road. We have seven members of the group so far, with a mix of Grave's disease, Hashimoto's and hypothyroidism. We have initially come together to get to know each other and share our stories and experiences, and family members have also felt free to attend. During the second session, we briefly looked at some useful tools to map our symptoms and to consider their impact on our health, emotions and wider lives. Mapping symptoms can be a simple but effective way of seeing the whole picture of our health and communicating our experiences with others, including our healthcare providers. In the next group we hope to list some questions we feel are unanswered and use these to invite speakers to future sessions.