List of UK Hepatitis Support Groups

List of UK Liver and Hepatitis Support Groups

We have tried to attend and work with these groups over the years, especially those in the London and South East region.  To date many are still more hepatitis C focussed, but their wisdom at liver friendly diet, toxins to avoid, ailments, symptoms arising from liver disease and compassion and support offerings make them well worth a call.  If you call us we can often try to visit along with you to these venues, especially in the South East.  Once again with thanks to the British Liver Trust for compiling and supporting these groups.

Addenbrooke’s Liver Transplant Association (ALTA) 
www.alta.org.uk
info@alta.org.uk

AIH Support 
Online forum for anyone affected by AIH
www.autoimmunehepatitis.org.uk
Ann Brownlee
admin@autoimmunehepatitis.org.uk

Basildon & Thurrock Hep C Community Group 
Meets the last Thursday of each month.
 Please call 0845 155 3111 Ext 3078 for details

Bath Community Liver Support Group 
Meets on the 3rd Monday of the month (except bank holidays) from 6.30pm in Gastroenterology Department waiting area, Ward B57, Royal United Hospital Bath, BA1 3NG.
Sara Gardner
Fiona Ladd
Claire Weaver
ruh-tr.hepatology@nhs.net
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/532689996843485/

Blackburn Hep C Support 
First Thursday of every month at the Jarman Centre 53 St James Street Blackburn BB1 6BE
Tony Shea
01254 283430
tony.shea@lancashire.nhs.uk

Bristol Hepatitis C 
Meets at Bristol Drugs Project, Brunswick Court, Brunswick Square, Bristol BS2 8PE
Every Monday (except bank holidays) 6.00pm to 7.30pm
0117 987 6000
07516 208859

Bristol Liver Support 
Meets on the first Tuesday of each month between 1-2pm in the Level 9 Meeting Rooms opposite ‘Deli March’ at Bristol Royal Infirmary. 
Amy Williams/ Victoria Hunt
0117 3422067
amy.williams@UHBristol.nhs.uk
victoria.hunt@UHBristol.nhs.uk
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/824310080914823/

C Change Support Group Bath 
Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month 2-4pm at Space 2, New King Street Bath or
1st Tuesday of each month 7.30-9.30pm at The Information Takeaway, Monmouth Street, Bath BA1 2AN
Joe Rowan
jrowan@nhs.net
07875 366004

C Level Support 
Moira Washington
moira.washington@waverleycare.org
gordon.peacock@waverleycare.org
will.scott@waverleycare.org
0141 332 2520

C Plus (Edinburgh) 
Jen Langford
j.langford@addaction.org.uk

Cardiff Liver Support Group 
Lisa Parry
lisaparry06@aol.com
02920 623598

Cornwall Liver Support 
Meets on the 4th Monday of the month 12-1.30pm at Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro TR1 3DH.
Carol Kavanagh
carolkav55@gmail.com
 07999 573844
Ian Manwaring
ianmanwaring@yahoo.com
01209 211449
Facebook group (Liver-ish Allsorts): https://www.facebook.com/groups/559485634168975/

Derby General Support Group 
Group meets on first Monday of every month in the Education Suite of the Education Centre of Derby General Hospital between 2-4pm. General group for all conditions.
Gerri Mortimore
James Baggaley
Pam Smith (Secretary)
01332 786543 / 07505 002886 / 01332 785424

Edinburgh Pre & Post Liver Transplant 
Meets January, May, August and November at Simpson House, 52 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 3NS from 12noon to 2pm
Amy Caffrey
07824 056686 
amy.caffrey@britishlivertrust.org.uk

Essex Liver Support Group 
Group meets once a month at the Methodist Church in Chelmsford.
Debbie Eady
deb.eady@ntlworld.com
essex.liversupport@ntlworld.com
01799 501869

Exeter Liver Support Group 
Meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the Medical Outpatients Department at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital.
Jim Baker
jimbaker87@gmail.com
01363 773807 / 07840 737 439
Facebook group available: http://www.facebook.com/groups/exeter.liversupport/

Glasgow Pre & Post Transplant Liver Group 
Meets January, May, August and November at Touchbase, Milnpark Street, Glasgow G41 from 12noon to 2pm.
Amy Caffrey
 07824 056686
amy.caffrey@britishlivertrust.org.uk

Healthy C (Llanelli) 
Support for patients and their friends and families
Meets first Tuesday of every month 5-7pm in the Prism building, Old Parish Hall, Llanelli.
Nicola Reeve
nicola.reeve@wales.nhs.uk
07977486665 / 01554 783535

Hep C Norfolk 
Meets the first Saturday of each month in central Norwich (see their website for details).
www.hepcnorfolk.org
Andrew 01603 440800
info@hepc.org

Hep C Positive Swindon 
Meets on Mondays 6.30-8.30pm at Broadgreen Community Centre, Salisbury Street, Swindon SN1 2AN.
 An informal group aiming to provide support and information for those affected by Hepatitis C.
hepcpositive@swads.org.uk

Hep C Trust Support Groups (national) 
Sam
helpline@hepctrust.org.uk
0845 223 4424

Hepatitis B Positive 
Website and information line for people with Hepatitis B
www.hepbpositive.org.uk
0800 206 1899

Hepatitis Foundation Brighton 
Luqman Onikosi
07500 585269
luqmanonikosi@gmail.com

ICP Support (national) 
www.icpsupport.org
Jenny Chambers
Magdalen Rees
supportline@icpsupport.org

Isle of Wight Liver Support 
Elaine Baxendale
01983 526654

Kaleidoscope 
Meet monthly at The Junction, Cedar House, Station Rd, Chepstow, NP16 5PB
Kelly
antoinettekelly@btinternet.com
01291 409528

Leeds Hepatitis C Support 
Meets the last Monday of the month between 2-4pm at Unit 68, Brussels Street, Leeds.
Mandy Wallis (practice nurse)
amanda.wallis@nhs.net
Telephone: 0113 295 4840

LIVAGAIN Liver Cancer Support Group 
Group meets bi-monthly at the Cancer Health Centre
 Heather Mann
 info@sechc.org.uk
 020 8668 0974

LIVErNORTH 
www.livernorth.org.uk
Joan Bedlington
Tilly
info@livernorth.org.uk
0191 370 2961

Manchester Royal Infirmary Liver Patients Support Group 
Meets at Manchester Royal Infirmary
Esther Pears
esther.pears@cmft.nhs.uk
0161 276 8772

Newport & Gwent Liver Support 
Group for all types of liver condition. Liver patients, their carers and families welcome. Meetings will be held in The Chapel, St Woolos Hospital, Stow Hill, Newport, NP20 4SZ.
For further details contact:
Non Richards
non.richards@britishlivertrust.org.uk
07824 056692



NHSBT Liver Patient Group 


NHS Blood and Transplant Liver patient group. Meets at the Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ. Contact below for dates and times of next meeting.
 Kamann Huang
 01179 757422 Extension 37422
kamann.huang@nhsbt.nhs.uk

Norfolk and Norwich Liver Group 
Group meets bi-monthly at the Norfolk and Norwich University hospital, Jack Prior Unit, Room 25, Level 3.
Marjorie Dingle
marjorie.dingle@hotmail.com
01362 695624

Northamptonshire Liver Support Group 
David Walker
info@northamptonshireliversupport.org
07801 399218

Northern Ireland Transplant Association 
Information and support for Transplantees living in Northern Ireland.
www.nitransplant.org
07926 060491

Plymouth Friends of Liver Lifeline 
Meets 4th Thursday of every month from 6pm at Derriford Leisure Centre, Derriford Hospital, PL6 8DH
www.friendsofliverlifeline.co.uk
Sheila & Stephen Connolly
groupfoll@gmail.com
 01752 934942
Michael Stratford
stratford.michael227@gmail.com
01752 317672

Portsmouth Hepatitis Support Group 
Danny Sullivan
02392 297364

Portsmouth Liver Group 
Meets weekly at St Mary’s Recovery Centre (formerly Block C), Milton, Portsmouth 11am-2pm .
Offers one-on-one support and counselling for those with Hep C.
Lee Devereux
07503 348338

Queen Elizabeth Liver Patients Support Group 
Meets at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
 Alan Hyde
 liversupport@blueyonder.co.uk
 www.uhblsg.org.uk
 01902 679333

RLUBH Liver Support 
Meets 4th Monday of each month in the Gastroenterology Lecture Theatre (opposite clinic L) 6.15-7.30pm
Royal Liverpool Broadgreen University Hospital Liver Support
Jayne Wilkie
0151 285 4586

Royal Victoria Hospital Liver Support Group 
www.rvhliversupportgroup.org
 Donald Cairnduff
 dcairnduff@msn.com
 07701 029347

Second Chance – Liver & Kidney Support 
Southend Liver and Kidney Support Group
 Weekly group meetings for anyone affected by liver or kidney disease and/or transplantation
 Mike Buss
 Tel: 07958 352243
 mbuss242@icloud.com

Sheffield Hep C Support 
Provides advice, information and peer support. Meets fortnightly at 3 Headford Gardens, Sheffield, S3 7XB.
Thea Williams
thea.williams@sheffield.gov.uk
0114 273 5245
07920 087556

Southend Hepatitis C Peer Support Group 
A CRI Gateway service meets every Friday at 2pm.
 Nick
 sajid.mahmood@cri.org.uk
 01702 613392

St James’s Liver Transplant Support Group 
www.stjamesltsg.org
 Janet Atherton
 athertonjanet@aol.com
 lindave@ntlworld.com
 07864 521213

Teeside Hepatitis C support 
Meets weekly at the following venues:
Thursdays 5-6.30pm at Hope North East, 112-114 Marton Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 2DY
Tuesdays 1-2pm at Netherfield Community Centre, Fulbeck Road, Ormesby, Middlesbrough, TS3 0RN
Jane Gibson
janegibson@stees.nhs.uk

The Recovery Partnership – Coventry 
Health and Wellbeing group for Hepatitis C and co-infected patients. Meets first Thursday of every month 1.30pm – 3pm at 8 Ironmonger Row, Coventry CV1 1FD.
Sarah Coleman
s.coleman@cw-recovery.org.uk
 01789 206770

The Recovery Partnership – Rugby 
Health and Wellbeing group for Hepatitis C and co-infected patients. Meets third Wednesday of every month 1.30pm – 3pm at 1 Regent Place, Rugby, CV21 2PJ
Sarah Coleman
s.coleman@cw-recovery.org.uk
 01789 206770

Warrington Hepatitis C support 
Meets alternate Mondays 1-2pm at Pathways, CRI Warrington, 14-16 Bold Street, Warrington, WA1 1DL
 support@britishlivertrust.org.uk

Worcester Hep C Support Group 
Karen Taylor
Hilary Orr
hilary.orr@worcsacute.nhs.uk
07879 475359
07770 703831

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