Local support groups

Our groups provide information and support to those with macular disease, their family and friends.

Each one is a welcoming and compassionate place to learn about the support available, build your confidence, and better understand your own macular disease. And, of course, it’s a chance to make new friends who really understand what sight loss is like.

Please note that some of our local groups meet via telephone conference call while some are meeting in person. To join a group, or confirm if a specific group is meeting face to face or by telephone, please phone our groups admin team on 01264 560 259. Please call to check whether a groups is meeting in person before you set out for a meeting.

Find out more about our support groups, including telephone groups and those for working age and young people. There are also online support groups specific to particular types of macular disease. See our regional support information for patient information events and contact details for our team out in the regions.

If you would like to make a peer support group referral for yourself or someone else, please fill in this form.

Dalkeith Macular Society Support Group

This group is not currently running. If you would be interested in attending this group, please call Regional Manager, Iona on 07517 543 998.

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Dunoon Macular Society Support Group

Meets second Thursday of each month (not January) 11am to 12.30pm. For more information contact regional manager Aoife on 07586 168 803 at Queens Hall Building

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Havering Macular Society Support Group

2.00pm - 4pm, date varies each month, please contact the group admin team on 01264 560 259 for more information. at Yew Tree Resource Centre

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Inverclyde (Greenock) Support Group

The group is currently paused. To register your interest please contact Aoife Mooney 07586 168 803 aoife.mooney@macularsociety.org - Regional Manager South West Scotland at Venue TBC

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Jersey Support Group

Meet monthly second Monday at 2.15pm at EYECAN

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Larne Support Group

First Monday of each month from 10.30am until 12pm (apart from July and August) at Upper Crust Coffee Shop

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Lisburn Support Group

Meets every second Monday of the month 11am to 12.30 pm (not July and August) at The Bridge Community Centre

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New Cross Hospital Support Group

Group meets on alternate months. 11am-1pm at The Boardroom

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Newtownabbey Support Group

Meet second Wednesday of the month 11am-12.30pm (not July & August) at Glengormley Library

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Newtownards Support Group

Meets Fourth Thursday of every months (Not July & August) from 1030am-12noon First Meeting is 27 April 2023 at LeWinters Hotel

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Prestwich Support Group

Meet on the first Wednesday of the month 2pm-4pm at Prestwich Methodist Church

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Romsey Support Group

Meet First Friday of the month 1.30 to 3.30pm at Carers Together

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