The Lanarkshire Support Group 1st sessionWelcome to our support group page. This is a relatively new service bringing together patients, family members and recent past carers in a social setting to exchange information and provide support to one another.  We will occasionally have guest speakers who will deliver talks on subjects which might be of interest to the group.

The support groups are designed to be informal and as such we don’t have group discussions, instead we encourage attendees to talk to one another.

There are 8 groups set up in Ayrshire, Glasgow, Forth Valley, Lanarkshire, Edinburgh & Lothian, Fife,  Tayside and Highland.

At every session we will have either an MND Scotland staff member or an MND Scotland representative who will make you feel welcome and introduce you to the other attendees.

The groups meet on a bi-monthly basis for light refreshments.  Anyone affected by the condition is welcome to attend any of the sessions which are free.

If you wish further information or would like to attend a session it would be appreciated if you contact Dawn Hamilton on 0141 945 1077 or dawn [dot] hamilton [at] mndscotland [dot] org [dot] uk

Meeting details

Ayrshire

The group meets in the Gailes Hotel, Marine Drive, Irvine KA11 5AE from 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Dates for 2014

  • Wednesday 13th August 2014 – Wiltshire Foods Demonstration
  • Wednesday 15 October 2014 – Occupational Therapy Hints & Tips

Lanarkshire

The group meet in the Bentley Hotel, 19 High Road, Motherwell ML1 3HU from 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Dates for 2014

  • Wednesday 20th August 2014
  • Wednesday 1st October 2014  – Occupational Therapy Hints and Tips

Aberdeen

Unfortunately due to low numbers this group has been cancelled for the remainder of this year.  It is hoped to recommence sessions again in 2015.

Glasgow

The group at the moment meet at Ibrox Football Stadium, 150 Edmiston Drive, Glasgow G51 2XD, in the Morton Suite situated at the rear of the building from 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Dates for 2014

  • Wednesday 4th June 2014 – Shared Care Scotland Talk
  • Wednesday 10th September 2014
  • Wednesday 19th November 2014 – Occupational Therapy Hints and Tips

Forth Valley

The group meet at the Grange Manor, Glensburgh, Grangemouth FK3 8XJ from 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Dates for 2014

  • Thursday 12th June 2014 – talk on MND Register and DNA Bank
  • Thursday 18th September 2014 – practical massage and relaxation demonstration
  • Thursday 13 November 2014

Edinburgh and Lothian

This group  meet at The Best Western Kings Manor Hotel, 100 Milton Road East, Edinburgh EH15 2NP  from 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Dates for 2014 

  • Monday 18th August 2014
  • Monday 20th October 2014

Fife

The group will meet at Carnegie Conference Centre, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline, KY11 8DY from 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Dates for 2014

  • Tuesday 24th June 2014
  • Tuesday 23rd September 2014 – Shared Care Scotland
  • Tuesday 4th November 2014

Tayside

This group meets at St Johnstone Football Club, McDiarmid Park, Crieff Road, Perth PH1 2SJ from 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Dates for 2014 

  • Tuesday 26th August 2014 – Occupational Therapy Hints and Tips
  • Tuesday 7th October 2014

Highland

This group meets at Kingsmills Hotel, Culcabock Road, Inverness IV2 3LP from 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Dates for 2014

  • Thursday 7th August 2014
  • Thursday 30th October 2014