Gwasanaeth Gwybodaeth I Deuluoedd - Family Information Service

Encephalitis Society - Family support services

What we do

The Encephalitis Society is an international charity and the only resource of our kind in the world, dedicated to those affected by encephalitis, their families, carers and professionals involved in their care.

Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain which can cause an acquired brain injury.

The Society provides:
• A support service;
• Information Standard accredited fact-sheets, books, booklets and leaflets in hard-copy or online on our website;
• Organises events for lay people and professionals (Encephalitis Conference);
• Raises awareness of encephalitis worldwide (World Encephalitis Day -22nd February); and
• And conducts, funds and takes part in research projects.

You are not alone, we are encephalitis experts and can provide the support, advice, information and training you need. Encephalitis is serious and indiscriminate - we must all act now to raise awareness of this devastating condition.

Who do we support

People affected by encephalitis, their families, friends and professionals involved in their care. Our friendly support team are here to help. Whether you need information about encephalitis, advice about recovery or rehabilitation, or if you just want someone to talk to, we are here for you.

Is there a charge to use this service?


Can anyone use this service?

No referral needed

Service details for this family support services

Language: English only

  • Able to support children with disabilities Yes
  • Are staff DBS checked? Yes


 You can send post here:

32 Castlegate
YO17 7DT

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  • Accessible toilets
  • Automatic doors

 Opening times

Our support team are available from 9am to 5pm (BST), Monday to Thursday, and 9am to 4.30pm (BST) on Fridays.

We try to be flexible and can pre-arrange telephone appointments out-of-hours if that helps.