Recovering from childhood bacterial meningitis and septicaemia

“Your guide – Recovering from childhood meningitis and septicaemia” and “My Journal – Life after childhood meningitis and septicaemia" are resources which have been jointly produced by Meningitis Research Foundation and Meningitis Now.

The resources have been written to help families following hospital discharge in the UK.


Your guide

Your Guide provides in depth information about recovery and potential after effects of meningitis and septicaemia.


My Journal


My Journal provides a place for parents and children to keep a personal record of the illness, recovery and follow-up care.


If you are a health professional and you would like copies of  Your Guide free of charge go here, call us on Freefone helpline 080 8800 3344 or email helpline@meningitis.org

If you are a parent or carer of a child or children who have had meningitis and/or septicaemia, you can order your copies of  My Journal and Your Guide free of charge by going here, calling us on Freefone helpline 080 8800 3344 or emailing helpline@meningitis.org


Janine's son contracted pneumococcal meningitis


My Journal – Extra notes pages

My Journal is divided into six different sections. Within some of these sections there are notes pages for you to fill in. Extra copies of these notes pages are available for download here:

Personal details and recordsHospital discharge and follow-up
After follow-up
Continued care and appointments

Serious and long-term after effects

In the coming weeks we'll be building up a library of more detailed information about the after effects of meningitis and septicaemia. The first additions to the library are identified by active links.

If you can't find what your looking for, do please get in touch by calling us on Freefone helpline 080 8800 3344 or emailing helpline@meningitis.org

After effects specific to septicaemia:

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