A DETERMINED Wrexham woman is hosting the first endometriosis group meet up.

After years of struggling to receive the appropriate support, Katie Jackson decided it was time to make a change.

The 25-year-old teacher from Wrexham has openly voiced her personal struggles online that she faced receiving her Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Endometriosis diagnosis.

After years of frustration, Katie was finally diagnosed in the summer of 2023.

Using social media platforms, Katie founded the first Wrexham-based support group for people in similar situations in the hope it will make them feel less alone.

The Leader: Katie Jackson following a surgery which led to her diagnosis in July 2023.Katie Jackson following a surgery which led to her diagnosis in July 2023. (Image: Katie Jackson)

The online group confronts and explores the challenges and gaps in women's healthcare and encourages people to bravely open up about their journey with the disease.

Now, just two months after launching Endometriosis UK Wrexham, Katie has decided to host a group meet up.

The event will take place on April 13 from 11am until 1pm at the Lle Hapus in Eagles Meadow, Wrexham. All details can be found here.

It will be an opportunity for people to meet others in a safe space who also face the challenges and complications of having the disease. 

Katie said: "Whether you're looking for guidance, a listening ear, or just want to connect with others who understand what you're going through, this meet up is for you. Feel free to bring a friend or loved one along for some moral support. 

"Our venue Lle Hapus have coffee and cakes available to purchase, so come ready to chat and feel part of a group who understand. We can't wait to see you there!"

Katie has struggled with extreme fatigue, excruciating menstrual pain and bowel issues for over a decade. 

While there is currently no cure for endometriosis, seeking support from others in the same position has been a great source of comfort to her.

Katie will also be completing a '3 Peaks Challenge' in May to raise crucial funds and spotlight The Endometriosis Foundation. Access her fundraising page here.


Anyone struggling with reproductive health is able to join the group named 'Endometriosis UK Wrexham' on Facebook and also attend Katie's meet up. 

The gatherings will serve as a platform for individuals seeking a diagnosis, struggling with their journey or even for family and friends of those affected, to connect and share experiences.

Katie is eager to host more in the future knowing they will be a huge source of support and comfort for so many.