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In Person Support Groups

Support groups offer several benefits, including a sense of belonging, emotional support, a safe space to share experiences, coping strategies, and the opportunity to learn from others facing similar challenges. They can provide validation, reduce feelings of isolation, and promote personal growth.

Our growing national network of face-to-face support groups facilitated by dedicated volunteers make a significant positive impact on the Tourette syndrome community. Having these support groups creates a platform for individuals with TS, their families, and caregivers to connect, share experiences, offer mutual support, and foster a sense of belonging and understanding.

These groups often serve as safe spaces where people can freely discuss their challenges and triumphs, feel understood, and gain valuable insights from others who are going through similar experiences.

The dedication of our amazing volunteers in facilitating these groups enables a more connected community and provides invaluable support to those in need.

Take a look at the list below to find your nearest support group location.

 

Face-to-Face Support Groups by Region

 

Beds, Bucks and Herts

 

LUTON

Group Co-ordinators:

Katie Gibbons

Deputy:

Michelle Sharpe

 

Contact:

tourettesactionbedsbucksherts@gmail.com

Open to families and adults in the TS community.

Click here to read a Blog about the group from Group Leader Katie.

 

East Midlands

 

DERBYSHIRE

Group Co-ordinator:

Emily Briggs-Minton

Deputy:

David Briggs-Minton

 

Contact:

tourettesactioneastmidlands@gmail.com

Open to families and adults in the TS community.

 

Essex

 

COLCHESTER

Group Co-ordinators:

Annie Vasconcelos

Deputy:

Stacey Lofthouse

 

 

Contact:

tourettesactioncolchester@yahoo.com

This group meet once a month and offer different activities. There is a cafe on site, a sensory room, and an accessible playground. 

 

London

 

CHELSEA

Group Co-ordinators:

Kirsty O'Keefe

Deputy:

Chris O'Keefe

 

 

Contact:

tourettesactionchelsea@gmail.com

Open to families and adults in the TS community.

Click here to read a Blog about the group from Group Leader Kirsty.

 

Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey and Isle of Wight

 

GUILDFORD

Group Co-ordinators:

T-Jay

Deputy:

David Petersen

 

Contact:

Tourettesactionguildford@gmail.com

This active group meet on a monthly basis and organises various activities including days out, treasure hunts and quizzes. Open to adults and children with TS. 

CROYDON

Group Co-ordinator:

Carol Holah

Deputy:

Kerry Spicer

 

Contact:

tourettesactioncroydonandes@gmail.com

Open to families and adults in the TS community.

Click here to read a Blog about the group from Group Leader Carol.

 

 

West Midlands

 

BIRMINGHAM OR NUNEATON

Group Co-ordinator:

Catherine Mosey

Deputy:

Debbie Strudwick

 

Contact:

catherinemosey@virginmedia.com

Open to families and adults in the TS community.

 

 

 

TELFORD

Group Co-ordinator:

Lisa Pessall

Deputy:

Jayne Stevens

 

Contact:

tourettes.action.telford@outlook.com

Open to families and adults in the TS community.

 

South West England

 

BRISTOL/SOMERSET

Group Co-ordinator:

Kathryn Bee

Deputy:

Kelsie Edwards

 

Contact:

tourettesactionbristolandsomerset@outlook.com

Open to families and adults in the TS community.

 

For more information about setting up a new group in your area, please send an enquiry to our Helpdesk