We are delighted to let you know that the Edinburgh BTF Support Group will be starting up again on Tuesday 27th September 2022 at 7.30pm - 8.30pm and subsequently last Tuesdays of the month except for School holidays. The meeting is usually a 'drop-in session' and anyone is welcome. We also plan to organise some meetings with guest speakers which will also be held on the last Tuesday of the month and will be advertised beforehand.

Entry to the meeting is free.

Liberton High School, Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh EH17 7PT

If you would like further information or would like to help with the group please contact Margaret on 0131 664 7223 or email [email protected]

The BTF also regular 'Meet the Thyroid Experts' webinars. These free-of-charge sessions provide the opportunity to hear from medical experts, as well as put your questions to them. You can find details of future webinars and watch recordings of previous ones on our YouTube channel. 

See BTF webinars

Past Meetings

12 May 2020 -  Zoom meeting

Due to the Covid-19 situation, we had to cancel our scheduled June meeting with Ellen Spinner (nutritional therapist). Ellen kindly invited our members to participate in a 40-minute live chat on low carb eating for health. The presentation gave an overview of low-carb diets, looked at how carbs are processed in the body and how blood sugar and insulin levels can affect wellbeing in the short and long term.  There was also a discussion on the type of food and meals that might be included in a low-carb way and how fats, proteins and vegetables can be incorporated. Ellen also discussed dietary and lifestyle changes to make these ways easy to sustain. Although this was the first time in a Zoom meeting for many of our 20 participants, we agreed it was a great success and could be done again

June 2019

We were joined by Dr Nicola Zammit at our June meeting who gave a very informative talk about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease.

February 2019
At our February meeting Ellen Spinner, who is a Registered Nutritional Therapist, gave a presentation on 'A Nutritional Strategy for Regaining Full Health Following Thyroid Disease'.

Ellen's talk covered the important lifestyle elements for health and wellbeing, and how regular eating and sleeping times are important determinants of overall health and exercise.This was an excellent meeting with the audience sitting round tables which facilitated small discussion groups which the speaker went round after her main talk.

The Group unanimously agreed to invite Ellen back to speak at a future meeting and include in her talk the importance of supporting the gut and the link between gut bacteria and the brain.