Meetings

Physical meetings

Dates for physical meetings in 2021

Due to unforeseen circumstances the LVPSG meeting on Saturday 11 December 2021 has regrettably had to be cancelled.

Please check this page for further updates, including dates for meetings in 2022. Thank you for your patience.

How to find us

The group meets a number of times a year, on a Saturday morning in the crypt of St Cyprian's Church in Glentworth Street, close to Baker Street Tube station in NW1. The church is at the north end of Glentworth Street, on the corner with Ivor Place. Please note that the crypt is normally accessed directly from street level via an open gate and a small external flight of stone steps down to a side door.

We make a small charge of £3 per person per meeting to cover hall hire, or £5 if we have a guest speaker. Please don't worry if you are unable to contribute - you will still be very welcome.

Meetings provide an informal, relaxed environment in which to share our experiences of vulval pain. We discuss treatments, visits to doctors, new group ventures, relevant books and media coverage and how vulval pain affects our sex lives and relationships.

We acknowledge how upsetting the condition can be but channel our frustration into positive action: trying out new treatments and coping mechanisms, lobbying for more research into vulval pain and establishing more productive links with the medical profession, other support organisations and the media. Our outlook is one of determined optimism.

From time to time we invite a speaker to a meeting to give a talk on a relevant subject, followed by a discussion and question-and-answer session. Thus far we have been joined by Dr David Nunns, who founded the VPS; sex therapist Ruth Hallam-Jones; consultant gynaecologist Miss Wendy Reid; psychosexual therapist Dr Jo Woolf; clinical physiotherapist (women's health) Helen Forth; clinical psychologist Sarah Barker who talked about pain management; Mary Clegg, Sex Coach; Professor AB MacLean from the Royal Free and Sheren Gaulbert, MNCH (Reg.) HPD who spoke about Cognitive Hypnotherapy.

Please continue to check this website for updates, as details of meetings may be subject to change. We usually go for tea/coffee/lunch afterwards at a nearby restaurant for those who wish to chat a bit more! It's a good idea to check travel arrangements with Transport for London before setting out.

Important!

Please note that meetings are for sufferers only - partners usually have the opportunity to attend when we have guest speakers. If you have any other reason for wishing to attend a meeting, do contact us beforehand.

Zoom meetings

During the coronavirus pandemic we have been holding support group meetings online via Zoom. If you would like to register to join these meetings, please telephone the administrator on 07960 926288 (please note that you may need to try a few times if you can't get through the first time you call).

For further information email londonvps@yahoo.co.uk or call 07960 926288.