Surviving meningitis

No matter what your meningitis experience, you don't have to face meningitis alone. We can help you and those around you who are struggling with the life-changing impact of meningitis


The physical and emotional impact of meningitis can be devastating - lasting months, or even a lifetime. 

At first you may feel that you will never fully recover and regain the life you once had. Some after-effects will be life-changing, however, there are things that can make a difference when recovering and learning to live with the impact of the disease. 

It is important to work with all the healthcare professionals involved in your immediate and ongoing care and discuss with them any additional support you may need, or want to try. 

Want to talk to someone about your experience of meningitis?

Over the phone:

  • Immediate support can be accessed by calling our Meningitis Helpline - 0808 80 10 388
  • Our founder, Steve Dayman, lost his son to meningitis and is always available to talk – call him on 07903 412144 or email him at
  • Our peer to peer service puts you in touch with people who have had a similar meningitis experience. You can talk, email and, in some cases, meet up


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