Support groups around the UK

Bristol
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 and feelings about living with hepatitis C before, during or after treatment.

Held every Monday evening from 6.00pm - 7.45pm aside from bank holidays.

Contact us on 07516 208 859 or BDP on 01179 876 000

Ask to speak to hepatitis C nurse Cath Wolf 07771 941 776

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

Email  info@bdp.org.uk

Cornwall
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

Email  carolkav55@gmail.com

Dorset
This is an informal support group open to anyone who would like information around transmission, testing and treatment. An opportunity for people, families, friends whose lives are affected by the hepatitis C virus to exchange experiences.

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.

Sessions are held every 2nd Thursday of the month from 1.00 pm - 2.30 pm.

Location The Quakers House, 8 Holloway Road, Dorchester DT1 1LF
Email
josepeixoto@edp.org.uk
Telephone 07525 796 256 or 01308 427 195

Exeter
The Exeter Liver Support Group is based at the Royal Devon and 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 Dept,Devon, Exeter

Email  jimbaker87@gmail.com

Web  http://www.facebook.com/groups/exeter.liversupport/

ESSEX
Openroad run a hepatitis C support group on the 1st Friday of every month from 12.00pm -1.30pm at 7-9a West Gate, Harlow, Essex CM20 1JS.

Contact Erin Bailey Tel: 01279 434 621

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

Email  erin.bailey@openroad.org.uk

Web  http://openroad.org.uk/centres/in/harlow/

Lancaster
LGB&T Out in the Bay run the following events each week:

Hepatitis C Support Group on Wednesdays 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Coffee Afternoons on Fridays 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Location 6.4.2 Storey House, White Cross Business Park, Lancaster, LA1 4XQ

Telephone 07449 311 406

Email  info@oitb.org.uk

Web  https://oitb.co.uk/

SWINDON
Hep C Positive, 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: 07812 479 332

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

Email  phil@hepcpositive.org.uk

Web  www.hepcpositive.org.uk

Scotland
Hepatitis Scotland

Telephone 0800 224 488
Web 
http://www.hepatitisscotland.org.uk/

Edinburgh
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

Fax: 0131 466 9883

Office hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Public hours: 10.00am - 4.00pm Monday to Thursday and 10.00am - 1.00pm Friday

Location  3 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6NB

Email  info@waverleycare.org

Web  http://www.waverleycare.org/about-our-services/locations/lothians/lothian-hep-c-services/

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  First Floor, 139 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JY, Scotland

Email  admin@positivehelpedinburgh.co.uk

Web  http://www.positivehelpedinburgh.co.uk

Edinburgh
C4th NHS Forth Valley

Telephone Jim Clark on 07419 763 391

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

Email  cforthFv@gmail.com

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

Email  positivesupport@addaction.org.uk

Northern Ireland
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

Web  www.rvhliversupportgroup.org

WALES
Carmarthenshire
West Wales Blood-Borne Virus Service offers support to clients with hepatitis or HIV in Carmarthenshire. 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 997 703 & 07816 065 674

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

Email  WWBBVService@gwalia.com