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Local Support Groups

HDANI currently offer four regional support groups which meet monthly throughout the year. Groups are open to patients, carers, partners, family members, those at risk of HD or those with a loved one impacted by the disease.

While there is no strict age limit those under the age of eighteen and young adults may be interested in our youth support programme. Each group last for 2 hours and is facilitated by a support worker who keeps members up to date with our work, events and services and also acts as a point of information, practical and emotional support for members.

Each support group has in the past and may do so in the future, incorporated a group counselling element with a trained, accredited counsellor leading an hour long session on a range of topics relevant to patients and carers. The groups are a chance to meet and learn from other people affected by HD and benefit from professional support all in an informal, non-judgemental space over a cuppa. Where possible we invite in guests to share learning on topics relevant to the group for example benefits, rights, health and wellbeing while also providing carers and patients an opportunity to share their knowledge of HD and its impact on families with the aim of improving understanding and improving practice.

Our support groups meet in:

Omagh, Wave Trauma Centre, 18 Holmview Ave, Omagh. 8 - 10pm on the second Monday of the month.

Facilitated by Angie (angie@hdani.org.uk) 2020:

Mon 10th Feb, Mon 9th March, Mon 13th April, Mon 11th May, Mon 8th June, 

No meeting in July, 

No meeting in Aug - instead Thurs 20th Aug – HDANI social lunch with all support groups, Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown, 

Mon 14th Sept, 

No meeting in Oct - instead - Sat 10th Oct – HDANI annual family conference, Armagh City Hotel, 

Mon 9th Nov, 

Thurs 10th Dec – HDANI Christmas lunch with all support groups, Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown.

 

BelfastGrosvenor Community Centre, 162 Grosvenor Road, BT12 5AT.  11 - 1pm on the first Wednesday of the month. 

Facilitated by Zelie (zelie@hdani.org.uk) 2020:

Wed 5th Feb, Wed 4th March, Wed 1st April, Wed 6th May, Wed 3rd June, 

No meeting in July, 

No meeting in Aug instead -Thurs 20th August – HDANI social lunch with all support groups, Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown, 

Wed 2nd Sept,  

No meeting in Oct instead -Sat 10th Oct – HDANI annual family conference, Armagh City Hotel, 

Wed 4th Nov, 

Thur 3rd Dec – HDANI Christmas lunch, Robinsons, Great Victoria Street Belfast.

 

Newry, Rathfriland Community Centre, 21 John St, Rathfriland, BT34 5QH. 2 - 4pm usually on the third Thursday of the month.

Facilitated by Zelie (zelie@hdani.org.uk) 2020 dates :

Thur 20th Feb, Thurs 19th March, Thurs 16th April, Thurs 21st May, Thurs 18th June, 

No meeting in July,  

No meeting in Aug instead -Thurs 20th August – HDANI social lunch with all support groups - Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown, 

Thurs 17th Sept, 

No meeting in Oct instead -Saturday 10th Oct – HDANI annual family conference, Armagh City Hotel, 

Thurs 19th Nov, 

Thurs 10th Dec – HDANI Christmas lunch with all support groups, Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown.


Maghera (Previously Limavady)The Lurach Centre, 15 Church Street, Maghera, BT46 5EA BT49 

 7 - 9 pm on the second Wednesday of the month with the exception of May

Facilitated by Zelie (zelie@hdani.org.uk) 2020 dates are:

Wed 12th Feb, Wed 11th March, Wed 8th April, Thurs 7th May, Wed 10th June, 

No meeting in July, 

No meeting in Aug instead - Thur 20th Aug – HDANI social lunch with all support groups - Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown, 

Wed 9th Sept, 

No meeting in Oct instead - Sat 10th Oct – HDANI annual family conference, Armagh City Hotel, 

Wed 11th Nov, 

Thurs 10th Dec – HDANI Christmas lunch with all support groups, Glenavon Hotel Cookstown.

For more information about any of our groups contact us

Please note that some groups decide to take a break over holidays so do get in touch to confirm dates

Call: 077 33 93 58 63

Email: zelie@hdani.org.uk