After Meningitis

Here to help

Recovering from the impact of meningitis and septicaemia isn't always easy. Facing the future can be harder still, but we are here to help.

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Information and support in the UK and Ireland is available 365 days a year through our Freefone helpline.

080 8800 3344 (UK)
1800 41 33 44 (Ireland)


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After Effects

Most people who get meningitis and septicaemia survive, often without any after effects, but sometimes these diseases cause a range of disabilities and problems that can alter people's lives.

After effects may be temporary or permanent, physical or emotional.

The after effects of meningitis and septicaemia.

Recovering from childhood bacterial meningitis and septicaemia

Pushing the Boundaries - Life beyond limb loss


Support from those who truly understand.

Many people find it helpful to talk to someone with a similar experience of meningitis and septicaemia.

Since 2000 our telephone befriending network has been bringing together people who have been affected by meningitis and septicaemia.

The scheme offers ongoing telephone support from a trained befriender to those more recently affected.

Find out more

The Book of Experience

The Book of Experience presents a unique picture of the way that meningitis and septicaemia have affected individuals, families and whole communities.

Read and see people's stories in their own words -  stories that inspire us to create a world free from meningitis and septicaemia.

Share your own story.

Visit the Book of Experience

Remembrance Funds

An MRF Remembrance Fund is a unique and personal way of remembering someone special who has died as a result of meningitis and septicaemia.

Visit current Remembrance Funds or create your own

When things go wrong

Problems with Healthcare in the UK.

Most people using the National Health Service are happy with the treatment they and their loved ones receive. The health service employs doctors, nurses and other health professionals who work hard to treat everyone properly and promptly and their skill and dedication save many lives. But occasionally things go wrong, and when this happens, you may want to do something about it.

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Become a member of MRF

It's free to become a member of Meningitis Research Foundation.

Join 17,500 other active members and individuals with personal experience of the diseases in creating a world free from meningitis and septicaemia.

Membership of Meningitis Research Foundation provides you with:

Free membership is open:

  • To residents of the UK and Ireland who have been affected by meningitis and/or septicaemia

Become a member of the Foundation

Maria Cattanach
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Meningococcal disease at 1

Perhaps I should have been more aware of the symptoms, then I would have noticed sooner.

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