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Meningitis Research Foundation meets up with people affected with meningitis in Ireland

17 Jan 2020
Meningitis Research Foundation meets up with people affected with meningitis in Ireland

Meningitis Research Foundation hosted a meet-up in Dublin recently.

Meningitis Meet Ups are an opportunity for people to talk to and meet others impacted by meningitis or septicaemia and to meet in an informal way in a safe space to talk about how they are feeling.

Rosanna, who hosted the event for Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) said: “We are here to help, nobody need face meningitis and septicaemia alone.  Our Dublin event was the thirteenth meet-up and we are really inspired by the positive effects of connecting with others who have a relatable experience.  Thanks to those who attended the meet-up.”

"We are here to help, nobody need face meningitis and septicaemia alone." - Rosanna Russell, Community Engagement Officer, MRF

“As meningitis is rare, families can feel alone in dealing with its impact.  Meet-ups reduce isolation and offer face-to-face peer support to people affected by meningitis.  We know that this opens up new avenues of friendship, and informs people regarding support available and tips on how they have overcome difficulties since being poorly.”

MRF offers support in the UK and Ireland for everyone living with bereavement following meningitis or coping with after effects.  If you missed the event in Dublin, you can talk to Support Services by phoning the free Helpline, or using Live Chat on the website. 

If you would like more details of other support services including the charity’s Befriending programme or how to join MRF for free visit our Support Services page.

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Connect families affected by meningitis so they don’t feel alone
Connect families affected by meningitis so they don’t feel alone
£58 funds one support worker to attend our ‘Meningitis Meet-Ups’ – a chance for families affected by meningitis to meet each other for informal peer support.
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