The Solent & IOW Support Group covers the areas surrounding Portsmouth, Southampton & also the Isle of Wight. We hold regular, informal get-togethers with expert speakers.

We welcome everyone who is affected by pituitary conditions including friends and family, particularly those who are newly diagnosed. We always hold a raffle (prizes gratefully received on the day, although nothing to break the bank of course!)and refreshments are available too.

From time to time we hold patient led meetings which, through discussion, bring about different ‘hints and tips’ that help people with the day to day management of their pituitary condition. Additionally, if any of you out there have a particular subject or speaker you'd like to suggest for any of our gatherings, please contact us using the form below.

What to expect at a meeting

We appreciate it can be a daunting experience meeting new people for the first time so you definitely won’t be left to just stand there like the proverbial ‘lemon’. For our Portsmouth meetings there is a sign on display showing where to find us in the Garden Room. You will be welcomed as soon as you arrive and offered tea, coffee, fruit juice and biscuits too. We also host yearly meetings on the Isle of Wight and at Southampton General Hospital. You can see all our upcoming events below.

We do ask you to sign in giving your name, address, contact number & email address if you have one. This is so that we can send you our quarterly Newsletters. One of our committee members (pictured below) can chat to you about your pituitary condition and offer you guidance as to where to find more information. We will do our best to introduce you to someone else with the same condition. We’re a very friendly bunch, so come & give us a try!

Our most recent Newsletter is now available to download: November 2023

We can sometimes offer lifts from various areas, so if you are struggling to get to a meeting location please get in touch using the form below and we will try to assist. We look forward to meeting you for a chat, a sharing of experiences, the odd whinge, and a laugh or two as well.

2024 meetings

Location

Our Portsmouth area meetings are held in the Garden Room at Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street, Cosham PO6 3AP (there is ample free parking together with a pay & display car-park next door). Our IoW get-togethers are held at Lake Community Centre, New Road, Lake, Sandown, IoW PO36 9LA.

Meetings

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Solent & Isle of Wight March Support Group Meeting

23/03/2024

Join us for our first meeting in 2024!

Solent & Isle of Wight May Support Group Meeting

11/05/2024

Join us for our May meeting at the Southampton General Hospital.

Solent & Isle of Wight June Support Group Meeting

29/06/2024

Join us for our June meeting in Portsmouth.

Solent & Isle of Wight July support group meeting

20/07/2024

Join us on the Isle of Wight this July.

Solent & Isle of Wight September Support Group Meeting

28/09/2024

Join us for our September meeting in Portsmouth.

Solent & Isle of Wight December Support Group Meeting

07/12/2024

Join us for our December meeting in Portsmouth!

Enquire about Support Group

The London Area Pituitary Patients support group (LAPPs) provides much needed support and information for people through quarterly meetings and newsletter.

We meet in different teaching hospitals across London when a Consultant Endocrinologist gives a talk on a Pituitary subject, followed by a Q&A session. We welcome anyone impacted by a pituitary condition, including friends and families, especially those who are newly diagnosed or who haven’t attended a support group session before. Come along and have a chat over a coffee/tea and swap experiences, make new friends as well as renew old acquaintances . We are very friendly and welcome everyone from London and the Home Counties.

Contact us using the form below if you would like to find out more or join a meeting. Click on the meeting below to find out more information about the specific events.

Location

LAPPs meet in different hospitals across London.

Upcoming Meetings

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London April Support Group Meeting

13/04/2024

Join the London Area Pituitary Patients group in April.

Enquire about Support Group

The Guildford and Surrey Support Group provides much needed support and information for people through meetings. Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings including those who are newly diagnosed or people supporting others with a condition.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are available and we also host a fun raffle.

If you would like more information, please get in touch below.

Enquire about Support Group