Help and support resources

Information if you have been affected by meningitis and/or septicaemia

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For: People affected by meningitis and septicaemia

Leaflet describing how MRF can help you after a case of meningitis and septicaemia.

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For: People dealing with the after effects of meningitis and septicaemia.

This booklet gives information about potential after effects and was written with the help of health professionals representing the range of disciplines involved in looking after people recovering from meningitis and septicaemia.

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For: Parents and carers of children dealing with the after effects of meningitis and septicaemia in the UK

Jointly produced with Meningitis Now, this booklet has been written to help families following hospital discharge in the UK and provides in depth information about recovery, aftercare and potential after effects of meningitis and septicaemia.

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For: Parents and carers of children dealing with the after effects of meningitis and septicaemia in Ireland

This booklet has been written to help families following hospital discharge and provides in depth information about recovery, aftercare and potential after effects of meningitis and septicaemia.

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For: People bereaved by meningitis and septicaemia.

factheet about helping to cope with the death of someone important in your life.

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Many printed versions of these resources are free to order if you are in the UK or Ireland.

Symptoms and disease information

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For: Young people 15 - 25

Teenagers and young adults are the next most at risk age group after the under 5s.

This poster raises awareness of meningitis and septicaemia and their symptoms.

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For: The General Public in the UK and Ireland

A3 poster to help identify the symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia in all age groups.

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For: Parents and other carers of babies and very small children

Babies have a higher risk of meningitis than any other age group.

This award winning pictorial representation of symptoms assists parents and other carers to recognise meningitis and septicaemia in babies and too young to explain how they are feeling.

Updated from the largest current national study of meningitis in newborn, funded by MRF.

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For: All

Straight forward list of meningitis and septicaemia symptoms which fit handily into a wallet or purse - credit card sized

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For: All

A symptoms leaflet addressing myths about meningitis and septicaemia.

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For: Parents and other carers of toddlers and young children under five years of age

The under fives are the most vulnerable age group. This leaflet explains the early symptoms: limb pain, cold hands and feet, and pallor as well as more severe symptoms and the tumbler test.

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For: People worried about the spread of meningococcal disease

A leaflet to distribute when there has been a case of meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia in the community. Addresses concerns and gives the symptoms of the disease.

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For: Parents and carers of young childern

Meningitis and sepsis

Could you spot the signs

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Types and causes factsheets
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Fungal
Group A streptococcal (GAS)
Group B streptococcal (GBS)
Haemophilus Influenzae B (Hib)
Listeria
Meningococcal
Group W meningococcal (MenW)
Pneumococcal
Rarer types
Salmonella
Tuberculosis (TB)
Vaccine factsheets
MenACWY vaccine
Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine
Pneumococcal Meningitis – Vaccinations
The routine infant meningococcal B (MenB) vaccine against meningitis and septicaemia
Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae Type B) vaccine
Improved protection against Meningococcal C (MenC) meningitis and septicaemia in the UK
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Membership 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.

Tel: Helpline UK 080 8800 3344 Ireland 1800 41 33 44