ICUsteps Whitehaven is a support group for ex-ICU patients, their families and friends run by former intensive care patients, relatives and health professionals. It was developed to provide on-going support after discharge for patients and relatives who have encountered critical illness.

This support is provided in the form of “drop-in meetings” where patients and relatives can come and talk to others who may be further down the recovery journey to share similar experiences.

Sharing experiences with others has helped people understand that they’re not alone in what they feel and think, and that more often than not, what they’ve experienced is normal for someone who’s been through a period of critical illness.

Meeting others who've been through similar experiences and are at different stages in their recovery can help reassure patients and relatives that there is light at the end of the tunnel and dispel much of their worry.

Whether you're an ex-patient or a relative, being able to talk about what you've been through with people who understand, because they've been through it too, can really help.

If you feel ready to talk, listen and share your experiences, or just want to drop in for a cuppa, we'd like to meet you.

Maybe you can help someone else!

Get in touch with ICUsteps Whitehaven

If you'd like to know more, please get in touch and send us a message

Support group drop-ins


St John's Church Hall
Egremont Road
CA28 8QW View map

Drop-in calendar

From 6:00pm to 8:00pm on the following dates:

  • 8 June 2022
  • 3 Aug 2022
  • 5 Oct 2022
  • 7 Dec 2022
  • 1 Feb 2023
  • 5 April 2023
  • 7 June 2023
  • 2 Aug 2023
  • 4 Oct 2023