Talk Lipoedema

Peer Support Project

This exciting new project runs until June 2024. We know what it is like to live with lipoedema and be unsure of where to turn for support. That is why we are training Peer Supporter volunteers who have experience of living with lipoedema to give one-to-one support online, by telephone or by email. If you have lipoedema, or think you have lipoedema, from June 2023 you will be able to self-refer or be referred for peer support. You will have an opportunity to have up to five support sessions with a specially trained Peer Supporter volunteer. This will add to the services we already deliver, and will also support the work of our NHS-based colleagues.

We have brought together a group of people with lipoedema and professional experts to guide the programme, and develop resources for the project. Please contact us for more information on:

Some of the professionals already supporting us with the project are:

Yolande Borthwick, Lymphoedema Specialist Physiotherapist and Lecturer, University of Glasgow and Strathcarron Hospice

Dr Rachel Crockett, Lecturer at University of Stirling and Registered Health Psychologist

Alexia Cordiner, Nutritionist and Life Coach

Fiona Davidson, Nurse

Dr Charlotte Heald, Registered Nutritional Therapist and Functional Medicine Practitioner

Agnes McGowan, Lymphoedema and manual lymphatic drainage therapist

Dr Sara Smith, Dietician and Head of Division at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh