After effects in children

Recovering from childhood bacterial meningitis and septicaemia

“Your guide – Recovering from childhood meningitis and septicaemia” and “My Journal – Life after childhood meningitis and septicaemia" are resources which have been jointly produced by Meningitis Research Foundation and Meningitis Now.

The resources have been written to help families following hospital discharge in the UK.

Provides in depth information about recovery and potential after effects of meningitis and septicaemia. 

Your Guide can be ordered free of charge here


As health services differ in Ireland from the UK, we've created a version of Your Guide especially for Irish readers. However, like the UK version, there's plenty of good information on recovering from childhood bacterial meningitis and septicaemia wherever you are in the world.

Provides a place for parents and children to keep a personal record of the illness, recovery and follow-up care.

You can order a copy of My Journal by emailing us with your name and address and telling us a little about who it's for.

Kids talk about meningitis and limb loss

We asked children who have had amputations as a result of meningitis their opinions on raising awareness, life after limb loss and prosthetics. ​

Serious and long-term after effects

To be read after Your Guide, we're building up a library of more detailed information about the after effects of meningitis and septicaemia.

If you can't find what your looking for, do please get in touch by calling our helpline free on  080 8800 3344 (UK), 1800 41 33 44 (Ireland) or emailing

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