Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) has a unique telephone befriending network which specialises in putting people who have recently been affected by meningitis and septicaemia/sepsis in touch with a trained befriender who has had a similar experience.
The network is available to anyone who would like to talk to someone about the diseases and their impact. You do not have to be the one who is or has been ill; it could be a close relative or even a friend.
Our trained befrienders have a wide range of experiences. Some have been bereaved while others are coping with a child’s, or their own disability. Many have first-hand experience of the emotional after effects, such as depression, or ongoing, life-altering effects like memory loss and concentration problems. Others live with a child with behavioural problems.
No matter what your personal experience, our telephone befriending network can help. We will have someone who has gone through something very similar and will be there for you.