Younger People & Parents Support Group
The Pituitary Foundation has a group specifically supporting younger patients and their parents, this group covers the UK.
Our informal support groups differ from other local support groups in that they mainly have an online presence and offer telephone support instead of regular face to face meetings as they are not location specific. The primary co-ordinator of the group is George Marriott, and he is supported by Rachel Marriott, his mother. They are there to offer peer support and information so do please get in touch.
Occasionally the younger people’s group represents The Pituitary Foundation at events where the subject of younger pituitary patients is prominent, the group also helps run the sessions for younger people at pituitary conferences. The co-ordinators also help the Foundation to maintain and keep up to date our support information for younger patients.
To get in touch with the group please email George Marriott on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you don't have email you can contact the main Pituitary Foundation helpline for support and they can give you a telephone number if they feel you would benefit from speaking to the group over the phone. Just ring 0117 370 1320.
A bit about George:
My name is George Marriott, and I am 19 years old. At the age of 9 I was diagnosed with a craniopharyngioma. My tumour was removed in 2012, and since then I have had panhypopituitarism. I have decided to take on this position as I would like to provide support for young patients tackling pituitary problems, like myself. My mum Rachel is very happy to speak to other parents on the phone to provide support and information so I can put you in touch with her too.
Links to current information pages that younger people and parents might find useful on the pituitary foundation’s website:
Young People (Information regarding understanding pituitary and your condition, tests, scans and treatment, School, college and work, relationships and more).