Due to government guidance on social distancing, all our local groups are unfortunately cancelled until further notice.

Meeting Information

The Edinburgh BTF Support Group meets on the last Tuesday of the month except for school holidays. The meeting is usually a 'drop-in session' and anyone is welcome between 7.15pm and 8.30pm to discuss their particular thyroid condition and to get advice and support. In addition to the monthly support meetings the group regularly invites an expert speaker to talk about various aspects of thyroid disorders. You can read more about some of these events below.

Entry to the meeting is free and anyone with an interest in thyroid issues is welcome.

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]

Past Meetings

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.