Bristol FND started when a group of individuals met at the Rosa Burden Centre, earlier this year. It stemmed primarily from the need for people with an FND diagnosis to meet with others, to share their successes and problems. Since its conception, Bristol FND has reached out to others, had several social meetings and has made contact with FND dimensions (a group that promotes patient support groups across the country) and FND Action.
This Saturday, Bristol FND are having a meeting to decide where its focus will be placed. We currently have two needs: a social group for existing and future members; a way to widen the understanding of an FND diagnosis and its implications, not just to patients but also to carers and family; a platform from which to promote the nature of FND to both a medical audience and the general population in and around Bristol. If you, or someone you know would like to attend, please encourage them as we would like to create something that meets the needs of FND patients, their families and the wider community.