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meningitis & septicaemia can kill in hours!

People who are faced with meningitis and septicaemia have to act fast to help save a life.

Shirley Gieron
MRF Head of Helpline and Membership
Shirley Gieron

I feel privileged to support people affected by these diseases.

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Helpline


  • Office hours Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm 
  • Out of office hours: leave a message for next working day call back
  • free calls in the UK (080 8800 3344 ) and Ireland (1800 41 33 44 )
  • confidential and impartial
  • interpretation service in 150 languages
  • written and oral information in 22 languages
  • typetalk 
  • email facility - helpline@meningitis.org
  • send a query

A MRF helpline operatorIf you are concerned about meningitis and septicaemia

  • the risks of contracting meningitis and septicaemia
  • the symptoms of meningitis and those of septicaemia
  • what to do if you suspect it's a case of meningitis and septicaemia

If you have been affected by meningitis and septicaemia

If you are dealing with a case in the community

  • working with health protection units
  • schools
  • employers