Meningitis Now's Rebuilding Futures Day for meningitis survivors

22nd November 2017

We're inviting adult survivors of meningitis to a Rebuilding Futures Day

Rebuilding Futures

People from across the Midlands can attend the free event in Birmingham, which will focus on the challenges survivors face and how we and our partner organisations can provide help and support.

It will give you the opportunity to learn more about the different aspects of recovery and the after-effects of the disease, and provide practical skills and information.

Cheryl Brown, our Head of Support, said, “There is a misconception that, if you survive meningitis, you can just go back to leading your previous life."

Range of after-effects

“But this devastating disease can leave survivors with a range of lifelong after-effects. Some of these may be obvious, such as amputations, but many, such as acquired brain injury, can be less so. The after-effects of the disease will be different for each person."

“We hope our Rebuilding Futures Day will help survivors and their families come to terms with the impact of the disease on them and find a way to move forward to fulfil their new potential.”

The event will take place in Austin Court in central Birmingham on Monday 12 March 2018. Thanks to support from The Big Lottery Awards for All scheme, it is free to attend.

Register interest for Rebuilding Futures Day.