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There are many different causes of meningitis, but the two most common organisms are viruses and bacteria.
If so, you can speak to experienced staff on our freephone helpline, available 24-hours a day: 0808 80 10 388, or you can email us at [email protected] and we will come back to you as soon as we can.
You can also download one of our free leaflets or fact sheets. Please note these booklets were produced before we changed our name to Meningitis Now. All the information in the booklets is correct and up-to-date.
Meningococcal disease – the facts
Pneumococcal meningitis– the facts
Meningitis vaccines – the facts
Tuberculous (TB) meningitis – the facts
Viral meningitis – the facts
Neonatal meningitis - the facts
Learning and development concerns after meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia
Benefits fact sheet
Grants fact sheet
Complementary therapies fact sheet
Meningitis Trust Support services fact sheet
Meningitis Now is the new name for Meningitis UK and the Meningitis Trust. Our goals remain the same – saving lives and rebuilding futures.
Join our online forums to share your experiences with others affected by meningitis.
More than 5.3 million adults in the UK can't name a single meningitis sign or symptom. Make sure you're not one of them.
Give our freephone helpline a call, available 24-hours a day:
For less urgent questions email us and we will come back to you as soon as we can (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm). email the helpline