• Get Seen

    Meningitis Now chief executive Dr Tom Nutt said: “Research has shown that up to a quarter of 15 to 24-year-olds carry the bacteria that cause meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia in the back of their throats compared to one in 10 of the general population.’ The charity is warning people to assess their symptoms including fever, […]

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  • Don’t self-diagnose

    Ben de Souza, just eight weeks into his first year at the University of Portsmouth, had been living student life to the fullest. The night before, he’d been clubbing with friends from the university cricket club. He woke up with a pounding head, vomiting and feeling sick. He thought he had a hangover and decided […]

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  • It can happen to anyone

    Sarah Hayward, 51 years old, felt “strange” wondered if she’d had her drink spiked after a night out with her pals. Within 24 hours, she was being rushed to hospital in a semi-comatose state after contracting meningitis (Men W strain). She had a heart attack, her organs began to fail and remained unconscious for two […]

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  • Protect your Children

    A group of four parents are spearheading ‘Meningitis Now” campaign to increase vaccination rate among young adults. These parents lost a teenager to meningitis so they’re emphasizing the importance of getting our children vaccinated. 

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