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 paralysis, stroke, seizures, sepsis, 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:
Helpline 0808 80 10 388 or email
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.
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
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
For support :
Freephone National Helpline:08088 020 021
Phone:01242 515 157
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