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Please see below for reliable medical information on Meningitis produced by alternative providers.

NHS website

Although alternative links have been selected with great care, Contact cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracies or errors. Alternative information providers give details of their quality control procedures on their website, which includes review of information by a qualified medical professional.

Is there support?

Meningitis Research Foundation

Helpline: 080 8800 3344

The Foundation is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 1091105. It provides information and support for people affected by meningitis and septicaemia. The Foundation offers a telephone befriending network, local meet ups, and supports research into the prevention, detection and treatment of these diseases. 

Group details last reviewed June 2023.

Meningitis Now

Helpline: 0808 80 10 388

Meningitis Now is a registered charity in England and Wales No. 803016 and Scotland No. SC037790. They offer local support for the whole family affected by meningitis, whenever that is required and whatever age, through emotional support; home and hospital visits; online support (website and social media); peer support, events (Family Days and Bereavement events); and financial support (Rebuilding Futures Fund).

Group details last reviewed June 2023.

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