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) or if you require advice about Huntington's disease, please contact your local HD Specialist service.