Peer support groups can help people feel more knowledgeable about their condition, more confident about self-management and feel less isolated or alone. Our support groups provide opportunities to meet others in Scotland affected by liver disease. Through sharing experiences, our groups offer peer support which aims to enrich the lives of people affected by liver disease.
All of our peer support groups are open to liver patients, their carers, their family and friends, and anyone else affected by liver disease.
The team in Scotland run a number of support groups including: regional groups, condition specific, pre- and post-transplant, and topic-focussed Living Well sessions.
(Due to the COVID 19 situation- ALL our groups are currently being run online via zoom)
To register your interest in attending a virtual support group please fill in the following form: Register interest in attending a virtual liver support group – British Liver Trust
Raising awareness of liver disease
We are passionate about raising awareness of liver disease, the risk factors and campaigning for early detection. Our work so far includes:
- Educational webinars focusing on various aspects of liver health
- Presenting liver health awareness talks at workplaces and third sector organisations
- Holding stands at health and wellbeing events
- Representing the patient voice at key gathering including cross party parliamentary groups
If you wish us to get involved with raising liver health awareness in your area, please do email us.
Scotland Love Your Liver Roadshow and community events
Each year our Love Your Liver mobile screening unit tours Scotland. The aim of the roadshow is to raise public awareness of liver health risk factors in order to prevent liver disease and improve early detection.
Our Love Your Liver campaign offers members of the public a free liver health screener and FibroScan check, alongside a consultation with a liver expert and liver health advice and information publications.
Love Your Liver events screen and scan about 100 people per event. Typically, 16-18% of people show indications of liver damage which they were unaware of before attending.
If you are a healthcare professional interested in getting involved with our Love Your Liver Roadshow please contact email email@example.com.
Check out our latest roadshow schedule.Check the latest roadshow schedule here
Our work with Healthcare Professionals
We work alongside HCP’s on a daily basis to improve the support available to liver patients across Scotland. Our current projects include:
- Co-facilitating pre-& post-transplant support groups with the Scottish Liver Transplant Unit
- Creating support for patients affected by liver cancer with the Scottish HepatoPancreatoBilliary Cancer Network
- Supporting clinicians in facilitating virtual support for patients across the Highlands
We also have a number of resources available for healthcare professionals. These include:
- Patient support poster
- Our comprehensive patient information and resources library
- Primary care resources developed in conjunction with the Royal College of General Practitioners
We strive to create strong links, support, and work alongside healthcare professionals involved with liver health.
If you are an HCP working with patients affected by liver disease we would love to hear from you. Contact us!
Get in Touch
The Scotland Support Facebook page is a private and moderated community page for anyone affected by liver disease in Scotland. It offers a platform for communication, support, guidance and information including up and coming groups and events.
We’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you:
- would like further information about our work in Scotland
- want to attend a support group
- want to join our network of HCP collaboration
- are aware of initiatives in Scotland that you think we should be involved with
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