PEER SUPPORT GROUPS
Family Branches and Support Groups are a vital part of the support network provided by SHA, enabling them to form a link with their local HD Specialist Services and National Office.
Branches are run by volunteers, who may also have a personal involvement with Huntington’s disease. They meet on a monthly basis, and aim to offer support, information and friendship for people with Huntington’s disease, their carers, families and friends.
There are currently three Family Branches in Scotland:
Support Groups are more informal and can meet monthly/bi-monthly or a few times a year. They offer social and emotional support and practical advice. The support groups can be a mixed/carer/symptomatic group.
The Support Groups are:
- Ayrshire Carer
- Ayrshire Positive/Early Symptomatic
- Glasgow Carer
- Glasgow Symptomatic
- Grampian mixed
- Highland mixed
- Lanarkshire Carer
- Tayside Carer
- Tayside Symptomatic
- West Dumbartonshire Symptomatic
For contact information of Family Branches and meeting times and venues for Support Groups, (as they can vary) please call Isobel Darroch, SHA Branch/Support Development Officer, on 0141 848 0308 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact your local HD Specialist service if you require any additional advice about Huntington’s disease.