WELCOME TO KIDNEY CLUB
Mental Health is something that many kidney patients face throughout their time as a patient. One of the hardest things to accept is the new normal in terms of medication, changes to our body and much more. Whilst we might have great support from families, friends & workmates. Talking to fellow patients can help in so many ways, as they truly understand far better than most. Just by talking to one another and sharing our experiences can help in so many ways.
What is Kidney Club?
Kidney Club was founded by Kidney transplant patient Stuart Smith, who is 25 years transplanted. Peer to peer support is very important, so kidney patients can learn from fellow patients. The aim is simple, help each other with the various issues & experiences we face all as kidney patients, carers & families. Many of us as patients have a wealth of experience, that can be used to help each other. As well as give wider society a better understanding of our condition. Check out the events page for more information about our relaxed chats with fellow patients.
Kidney Patients can also now have their own page, to help create more awareness. Also happy to add pages of carers, family members, or medical professionals. The Covid pandemic has thrown up many challenges for kidney patients. We are all different, with different experiences, the kidney patient pages are a great way to spread awareness.
Each and every kidney patient has their own unique story. So, the website has been relaunched so others can read these wonderful stories. Not only that, you can connect with them via social media, speak to them on our chats. Kidney Patients now have their own pages on Kidney Club, where they can add their story, media or any audio they have. Stories are a great way for patients so see they are not alone as they read about fellow patients. It also helps the media and researchers as well, looking for stories about organ donation and kidney disease for example.