Support for you

We are here to help

You don’t need to face meningitis and septicaemia (also known as sepsis) alone.

Whether you are living with the after effects of the diseases or coping with the death of a loved one, we are here for you. We are trained to work with families and individuals who need our support.

We work with scientists and doctors to provide accurate information on:

Recovery from emotional and physical after effects will vary from person to person

We are here to talk about what is happening with you or someone close to you. We work with the world's top experts and share that knowledge with you.

We are trained and experienced in understanding bereavement as a result of meningitis and septicaemia/sepsis.

We are here for you. We understand that grief affects everyone differently but we know that talking about your feelings and emotions will help.

“I found it extremely helpful to speak to someone who had been through a similar experience. It gave me hope that they had got through it and things could improve” - Jacqueline Thellwell, MRF member

Support from someone who has been there.

You can befriend or be befriended.

If someone special to you has died as a result of meningitis or septicaemia, you can remember them in a unique and personal way by setting up an online MRF Remembrance Fund.
Read or share stories of personal experience
An opportunity for people impacted by meningitis to meet in an informal environment

A range of resources to help understand and cope with the effects of meningitis on people's lives

Available to donwload or Order online in the UK and Ireland

We have 17,500 active members with personal experience of the diseases. It is free for you to become a member of MRF.

Meet others in the same position of yourself

Access the experts at our members’ days

Receive regular bulletins on our progress towards a world free from meningitis and septicaemia and how you can contribute

Including legal advice available to you in the UK

“When MRF Support Staff came to visit the first time we really didn't know what to expect... but we felt able, for the first time since out daughter died, to tell someone how we really felt, whilst feeling very safe.” - Dawn and David, MRF members

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Getting information and support

The MRF Membership and Support team are here for you for any questions you might have about meningitis and septicaemia and their effects on you, or your family and friends.

You can contact us via our helpline number, email, social media, use our Get in Touch form or via Live Chat

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