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.
- Saturday 23 March – 10am at Cosham Community Centre
- Saturday 11 May – 10.30am Southampton General Hospital
- Saturday 29 June – 10am at Cosham Community Centre
- Saturday 20 July – 10.30am for our Isle of Wight get-together at Lake Community Centre with Dr Victor Lawrence and you’ll be pleased to hear that for 2024 we won’t be clashing with the final tennis day at Wimbledon !
- Saturday 28 September – 10am Cosham Community Centre
- Saturday 7 December – 10am Cosham Community Centre
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.