The following vulval pain support groups are based in the UK. Many hold regular meetings – please visit their microsites for further information. These support groups are independent of the Vulval Pain Society; we only pass on their contact details in the hope that it will benefit you.

For additional UK support groups which are email or internet-only, please see Online only groups.

For support groups based outside the UK, please see our international page International groups and organisations.

  • Bristol – the Bristol Vulval Health Support Group meet in Bristol and can be emailed at for details of time and venue for meetings. The group’s website is at
  • East Wales, Cheshire, Shropshire and Hereford – these areas are covered by the Welsh Marches Vulval Pain Support Group. The group administrator has asked us to post the following information:

‘The Welsh Marches Vulval Pain Support Group is now much easier to join – simply go to I look forward to accepting your requests to join.’

  • Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria – the Manchester Vulval Support Network (MVSN) holds meetings in Manchester. MVSN aims to provide a forum for women affected by vulval conditions to share helpful advice, enjoy informative talks from a range of speakers and create a local network for patients and professionals to share best practice. For further details about the meetings, please see the MVSN website.
  • North Cornwall/Truro – please call the Cornwall Lichen Sclerosus and Vulvodynia Support Group on 07547 210293.
  • South West – the Somerset Vulvodynia Network covers this region. For details of meetings, contact the group administrator on 07307 633820 or via email at
  • West Country – please call the National Vulva Helpline on 07765 947599.
  • The Association for Lichen Sclerosus and Vulval Health have a website at

Setting up your own support group

See Starting a support group.