Members of the Berkshire local peer support group sitting around a table

Local peer support groups

Our Retina UK Peer Support Group network offers information and support via regular meetings both online or in-person.

Groups meet in person or virtually and are a welcoming, safe and friendly place for people to share experiences, tips and information and form friendships.

Our local peer support groups meet online or in-person at different venues around the UK. If there isn’t one currently in your area, please get in touch with Mark Baxter, our Information and Support Coordinator. You can email him at services@RetinaUK.org.uk or call him on 07889 595783.

Local Peer Support Groups

  • Belfast
  • Berkshire
  • Bristol, Bath & Wilts
  • Buckinghamshire
  • East Midlands
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Hampshire
  • Isle of Wight
  • London & South East (formerly Kent)
  • Manchester
  • Merseyside
  • Somerset
  • Tyne & Wear in collaboration with Northern Alliance VIP’s
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire
  • Wrexham & Wales

Online & Focused Interest Groups

  • Men’s Peer Support Group
  • National Peer Support Group
  • Scotland Peer Support Group
  • ‘Talking’ Tech
  • *NEW* ‘Talking’ Travel

More information about upcoming events can be found in our Events Calendar.

We are always striving to continually grow our peer support group network with more local based and online group meetings so we are pleased to announce that we will be launching our new ‘Talking’ Home & Garden peer support group later in the year – please visit our Coming Soon page to find our more and register your interest to receive updates and invitations.

Upcoming Local Peer Support Groups

Men’s Peer Support Group

Tuesday 25 June, 7.00pm - 8.00pm - via Zoom - Come and join us for a catch up and experience some of our new virtual rooms.

National Peer Support Group

National peer support group

Wednesday 3 July 2024, 7.00pm - 8.00pm - via Zoom - Guest speaker Geoff Spink, Ambassador for Aerobility, a registered charity offering disabled people, without exception, the opportunity to fly an aeroplane.

Young Adults Online Summer Social

Tuesday 16 July, 7.00pm - 8.30pm - via Zoom - Are you aged 18 to 30 and either living with an inherited retinal dystrophy or are a friend or family member? Then come and join us for our Retina UK Young Adults Summer Social.

Tyne & Wear Local Peer Support Group

Tyne & Wear local peer support group

Saturday 10 August, 1.00pm - 7.00pm - Come and join us for our second collaborative in-person event of 2024 when we return to The Bridge Hotel in Newcastle.

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