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Peer Support

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Get Support

We understand that living with symptoms of lipoedema, or being diagnosed with lipoedema, brings unique challenges. If you live in Scotland, click on the Get Support button below and complete the online form.

Once you complete this form, someone will contact you and you will be matched to a trained peer supporter volunteer.

We look forward to hearing from you. You do not have to have a diagnosis of lipoedema to contact us. Please be aware that we are not a medical service and cannot diagnose lipoedema or give medical information.

Our friendly peer supporters do have good understanding of what it is like to live with lipoedema, can support you with self-managing lipoedema, and help you find your way through the services. Please get in touch with us.

Read more about our Peer Support Project

The peer support project is funded by the Health and Social Care Alliance, Scotland and runs until June 2024. We train Peer Support volunteers who have experience of living with lipoedema to give one-to-one support online, by telephone or by email, for up to five support sessions.

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: or apply for support through our online form by clicking here.

The professionals supporting us with the project include:

  • 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 Dean of the School of Health Sciences at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh