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Meningitis is the inflammation of the membranes that outline your brain and spinal cord. These membranes are called meninges, giving the illness its name: “meningitis.” Meningitis can be bacterial or viral, though there are also fungal forms of the disease. Viral meningitis is the most common form. Bacterial meningitis is the most serious form. Without treatment, bacterial meningitis can cause paralysisstrokeseizuressepsis, and even death.

Meningitis affects all ages, from babies to the elderly.


Did you know there's a vaccine to protect over-65s from pneumococcal infections (like meningitis) available on the NHS.

If you have been affected by #meningitis #sepsis #bereavement or in any other way, you may find the following numbers useful:

MENINGITIS NOW

Helpline 0808 80 10 388 or email helpline@meningitisnow.org

UK SEPSIS TRUST

If you would like to speak to a Sepsis Support Nurse, just phone 0808 800 0029 and talk to a member of the support team.

info@sepsistrust.org

CRUSE BEREAVEMENT CARE

Experienced volunteers provide free and confidential advice, information and support for anyone who has been bereaved, by telephone, email or face-to-face. They also offer support to young people on their website, Hope again.

Phone: 0808 808 1677

cruse.org.uk

CHILD DEATH HELPLINE

This helpline offers support to anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, under any circumstances, however recent or long ago.
Phone: 0808 80 06019

childdeathhelpline.org.uk

WINSTONS WISH

For support :

For information:​

 

MyBump2Baby

For parenting information

You can also find my blogs on this site

https://www.mybump2baby.com

HOMESTART UK

0116 464 5490  or email info@home-start.org.uk