Help and support resources

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

“Meningitis is ... something that can happen to us all, it invades every part of a person's life and leaves nothing unharmed be that temporary or permanent. It impacts family and friends and tests all those relationships to breaking.” – Lesley Hart

Our resources are available to download below. If you would like to order printed resources in bulk, please order online.

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Living with bereavement
For: People bereaved by meningitis and septicaemia.

A leaflet about helping to cope with the death of someone important in your life.
Meningitis and septicaemia: What happens next?
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.
Support for you
For: People affected by meningitis and septicaemia.

A leaflet describing how MRF can help you after a case of meningitis and septicaemia.
Your Guide for Ireland
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.
Your guide for the UK
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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Your Guide - Emotional and behavioural effects of acquired brain injury
Your Guide - Learning and Cognitive Effects
Your Guide - Physical Effects of Acquired Brain Injury
Your Guide - Sensory Effects of Acquired Brain Injury
Your Guide - Speech, Language and Communication Problems
Your Guide - Structure and Function of the Brain
Your Guide - Amputation
Your Guide - Amputee Rehabilitation
Your Guide - Bone Growth Problems
Your Guide - Kidney Damage
Your Guide - Skin Scarring
Your Guide - External Fixators for Limb Correction
Your Guide - Hearing Loss and Tinnitus after Meningitis
Your Guide - Balance Problems
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Am I at Risk?
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.
Meningitis Baby Watch
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.
Symptoms Card - Ireland
For: All in Ireland

Straight forward list of meningitis and septicaemia symptoms which fit handily into a wallet or purse - credit card sized
Meningitis and Septicaemia: Know the Symptoms
For: The General Public in the UK and Ireland

A3 poster to help identify the symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia in all age groups.
Monitorizarea meningitei la bebeluşi
For: Romanian speaking 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.
Race Against Time
For: All

A symptoms leaflet addressing myths about meningitis and septicaemia.
Symptoms for Students
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.
Symptoms Card
For: All

Straight forward list of meningitis and septicaemia symptoms which fit handily into a wallet or purse - credit card sized
Tot Watch
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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E Coli
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)
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Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae Type B) vaccine
Improved protection against Meningococcal C (MenC) meningitis and septicaemia - UK
Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine
MenACWY vaccine - Ireland
MenACWY vaccine - UK
Meningococcal B (MenB) vaccine UK and Ireland-
Pneumococcal vaccine - UK
Many printed versions of these resources are free to order if you are in the UK or Ireland.
Meningitis and septicaemia can kill in hours - know the symptoms.
Many of the after effects of meningitis aren't immediately obvious. In this blog, Support Manager Cat explains how we can help.
Alert students to the importance of meningitis vaccines
Alert students to the importance of meningitis vaccines
Just £10/€12/$13.30 per month alerts 6,000 students to the importance of meningitis vaccines
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